Management

Authorities of the Society

  • The management of the affairs of the Society is entrusted in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Society to the Governing Council. 
  • The following shall be the authorities of the Society:
    • The Governing council
    • The President/Vice-President of the Society
    • The Director General of the Central Power Research Institute
    • The Secretary

Functions & Powers of the Governing Council

  • It shall be the function of the Governing Council to carry out the objects of the Society as set forth in the Memorandum of Association.
  • (a) The Governing Council shall have the management of all the affairs and funds of the Society and shall have authority to exercise all the powers of the Society, subject to nevertheless in respect of expenditure to such limitations as the Govt. of India may from time to time impose.
  • (b) The Governing Council may by a resolution delegate to the President, the Director General, or any other officer of the Society, such of its powers for the conduct of the business as they may deem fit, subject to the condition that the action taken by the President, the Director General or any other officer of the society under the powers delegated by this Rule shall be reported at the next meeting of the Governing Council
  • The Governing Council may also authorise the Standing Committee to examine and take decisions, on behalf of the Governing Council in respect of matters which are not within the delegation of powers to the President, the Director General, or any other officers of the Society subject to the condition that such decisions would be reported to the Governing Council at its next meeting:

Functions & Powers of the Director General

  • Director General as the principal executive officer of the Society, shall be responsible for the proper administration of the affairs of the Society under the direction and the guidance of the Governing Council.
  • Director General, shall in all matters under his charge, have powers similar to the powers of a Head of Department under the Govt. of India. Also in all matters connected with the execution of the works of the Society, he shall have powers similar to powers of the Chief Engineer in Central Public Works Department.(
  • (a) Director General shall have full financial powers of the Ministry as specified in Delegation of Financial Power Rules, 1978 to authorise expenditure for the purposes of travel, transport, canteen etc. subject to the budgetary ceilings previously approved under various sub-heads and shall further be subject to the condition that all orders of economy and reappropriations issued by the government of India are strictly observed..
  • He shall prescribe the duties of all officers and staff of the Society and shall exercise such supervision and disciplinary control as may be necessary subject to these rules and bye-laws.
  • It shall be the duty of the Director General to co-ordinate and exercise general supervision over all scientific and industrial researches and other activities under the Society.
  • The director general shall exercise his powers under the direction, superintendence and control of the President of the Society.

Functions and Powers of the Secretary

  • The Secretary shall maintain a record of the proceedings of the Society and the Governing Council and shall perform the duties hereinafter director to be performed by the Secretary and all such other duties as usually pertain to the Officer of the Secretary and not otherwise specifically provided for by these rules.

Governing Council Members

President
Last Updated: 16-07-2021

Shri Alok Kumar, IAS
Secretary to the Govt. of India
Ministry of Power,
Shram Shakti Bhawan,
Rafi Marg, New Delhi – 110001

Vice-President

Shri Dinesh Chandra
Chairperson (I/c)
Central Electricity Authority
Sewa Bhawan, R.K.Puram
New Delhi – 110066

Members

Shri Ashish Upadhyaya, IAS
Additional Secretary &
Financial Adviser
Ministry of Power
Shram Shakti Bhawan
Rafi Marg
New Delhi – 110 001

Shri S.K.G Rahate, IAS
Additional Secretary
Ministry of Power
Shram Shakti Bhawan
Rafi Marg
New Delhi – 110 001

Shri Jithesh John, IES
Economic Adviser
Ministry of Power
Shram Shakti Bhawan
Rafi Marg
New Delhi – 110 001

Shri Gautam Roy
Member (Power System)
Central Electricity Authority
Sewa Bhawan
R.K.Puram
New Delhi – 110 066

Shri Gorityala Veera Mahendar
Member (Planning)
Central Electricity Authority
Sewa Bhawan, R.K.Puram
New Delhi – 110 066

Dr. Shekhar C. Mande
The Secretary, DSIR
Ministry of Science & Technology
Technology Bhawan
New Mehrauli Road
New Delhi – 110 016

Shri Guruprasad Mohapatra
Secretary
Ministry of Commerce & Industry
Dept. of Industrial Policy & Promotion
Room No. 157, Udyog Bhawan
New Delhi – 110 011

Shri Indu Shekhar Chaturvedi
Secretary
Ministry of New & Renewable Energy
Block-14, CGO Complex
Lodhi Road
New Delhi-110 003

Dr. Nalin Shinghal
Chairman & Managing Director
Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd.
BHEL House, Siri Fort
New Delhi – 110 049

Shri Gurdeep Singh
Chairman & Managing Director
NTPC Ltd., NTPC Bhawan,
SCOPE Complex
7, Institutional Area
Lodhi Road, New Delhi – 110 003

Shri K. Sreekant
Chairman & Managing Director
Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd.
‘Saudamini, Plot No.2, Sector 29
Gurgaon -122 001, Haryana

Shri Anil Saboo
President-IEEMA
Corporate Office
Rishyamook Building, First Floor
85 A, Panchkuian Road
New Delhi – 110001

Shri A.K Dinaker
Secretary
Central Board of Irrigation & Power
Malcha Marg, Chanakyapuri
New Delhi – 110 021

Shri Sanjeev Hans, IAS
Chairman-cum-Managing Director
Bihar State Power Holding Company Ltd.
1st Floor, Vidyut Bhawan, Bailey Road
Patna – 800 001

Shri Dinesh Kumar, IAS
Chairman Discoms
Jaipur Vidyut Vitran Nigam Ltd.
Vidyut Bhawan, Jyoti Nagar
Jaipur – 302 005, Rajasthan

Prof. Dr. Bhim Singh
Department of Electrical Engg.,
Room No. II/118, Hauz Khas
Indian Institute of Technolgy, Delhi
New Delhi – 110 016

Prof. Dr. V. Jagadeesh Kumar
Department of Electrical Engg.,
Indian Institute of Technolgy, Madras
IIT P.O., Chennai – 600 036

Prof. Gautam Biswas, FNA
NL 302 (Northern Laboratories)
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology- Kanpur
Kanpur – 208016

Shri Abhay Bakre
Director General,
Bureau of Energy Efficiency
4th floor, Sewa Bhawan
Ramakrishna Puram
New Delhi – 110 066

Standing Committee

The Governing Council may also authorise the Standing Committee to examine and take decisions, on behalf of the Governing Council in respect of matters which are not within the delegation of powers to the President, the Director General, or any other officers of the Society subject to the condition that such decisions would be reported to the Governing Council at its next meeting.

Chairman

Shri S.K.G Rahate, IAS
Ministry of Power
Shram Shakti Bhawan
Rafi Marg
New Delhi – 110 001

Members

Shri Ashish Upadhyaya, IAS
Additional Secretary &
Financial Adviser
Ministry of Power
Shram Shakti Bhawan
Rafi Marg, New Delhi – 110 001

Shri Gautam Roy
Member (Power System)
Central Electricity Authority
Sewa Bhawan
R.K.Puram, New Delhi – 110 066

Shri Jithesh John, IES
Economic Adviser
Ministry of Power
Shram Shakti Bhawan
Rafi Marg
New Delhi – 110 001

Testing & Certification Committee

Chairperson

Chairperson
Member (Power Systems)
Central Electricity Authority
Sewa Bhavan, R.K.Puram
NEW DELHI - 110066
Fax: 011-26102721

Members

Prof. G.R. Nagabhushana
Prof. Emiretus(Retired)
Deptt. of High Voltage Engg.
Indian Institute of Science,IISC (Post)
Bengaluru-560012
Ph: 080-22932361
Fax: 080-22932373

Shri.D.K.Aggarwal
Scientist F and Head,
Bureau of Indian Standards
Peenya Industrial Area, 1st Stage
Tumkur Road, Bengaluru-560058
Ph:080-28394955
Fax:080-28398841

Shri A.K. Gupta
Executive Director(Engineering)
NTPC Ltd.,
Engineering Office Complex
Sector-24, Noida-201301 (UP)
Ph: 0120-2410200
Fax: (0120) 2410201
Email: akgupta07[at]ntpc[dot]co[dot]in

General Manager, QA
Vijay Electricals Ltd.,
Somajiguda,
Hyderabad – 500082
Ph: 040-30712345
Fax: 040-30617890 / 30712245

General Manager
Electroporcelains Division
Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd.,
Prof. C.N.R Rao Circle
opp IISC,Malleshwaram
Bengaluru-560012
Fax: 080-23560742

Member (Commercial)
West Bengal State Electricity
Distribution Company Ltd.,
Vidyut Bhavan, Block – DJ Sector – II
Bidhannagar, Kolkatta 700091
Ph: 033-23219946
Fax: 033-23379676

Shri. P. Bhaskar
Technical Director
Karnataka Power Corporation Ltd.
82, Shakthi Bhavan,
R.C.Road,
Bengaluru 560001.
Ph: 080-22267058

Shri P. Narasimha Murthy
Retd. Chairman
Karnataka Power Transmission Corpn. Ltd.,
No. 817, 6th Cross, MCR Layout, 5th Main
Vijayanagar,
Bengaluru – 560040

Head (Product Development)
Siemens Ltd.,
M.V.Switchgear & Switch Boards
P.B. No. 85, Thane Belapur Road
Thane 400601.
Fax: 022-27623718

Executive Director
W.S.Test Systems Pvt. Ltd.
27th KM Bellary Road,
Doddajala Post
Bengaluru 562157
Ph: 080-28467633
Email:mwbil[at]bgl, vsnl[dot]net[dot]in

Shri.Sunil Misra
Director General,
Indian Electrical & Electronics
Manufacturers Association
501, Kakad Chambers
132, Dr. A. Besant Road
Mumbai-400018
Ph:022-24930532
Fax: 022-24932705

Business Technology Leader
GE PCTDC, II Floor, III Phase,
John F. Welch Technology Centre Pvt. Ltd.
52, Export Promotion,
Industrial Park, Phase II, Hoodi Village,
Whitefield, Bengaluru 560066
Fax: 080-25030100

Shri.N.Ravi Kumar
Executive Director,
Southern Region Transmission System – II,
Power Grid Corporation of India,
Sahakara Bhavana,
32, Race Course Road,
Bengaluru 560001
Ph: 080-22354907

SCRD - Main Committee

Chairman

Shri Dinesh Chandra
Chairperson (I/c), CEA
Central Electricity Authority
New Delhi

Members

Shri. Ashish Upadhyay
Addl. Secretary and FA
Ministry of Power, Govt. of India,
Shram Shakti Bhawan
New Delhi – 110001

Shri Jithesh John
Economic Advisor,
Ministry of Power,
Govt.of India
Shram Shakti Bhawan
New Delhi – 110001

Shri Gorityala Veera Mahendar
Member Planning (R&D)
Central Electricity Authority,
3rd Floor, Sewa Bhavan
R K Puram, Sector -1,
New Delhi – 110 066

Chairman of DSIR-
Scientist-G & above
Department of Scientific
and Industrial Resarch
New Delhi – 110016

Deputy Secretary
Dept. of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP)
Ministry of Commerce & Industry,
Udyog Bhavan,
New Delhi – 110011

Shri A K Rajput
Chief Engineer (R&D)
Central Electricity Authority,
3rd Floor, Sewa Bhavan
R K Puram, Sector -1,
New Delhi – 110 066

Chairman of all Technical Committees

Members

Prof. R. P. Vedula
Chairman of Thermal research
Department of Mechanical Engg
IIT-B, Powai, Mumbai 400076

Prof. B. K. Gandhi
Chairman of Hydro research
Mechanical & Industrial Engineering
IIT, Roorkee – 247667

Prof. S. C. Srivastava
Chairman of Transmission research
Department of Electrical Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology
Kanpur – 208016

Prof. S. V. Kulkarni, FINAE
Professor
Chairman of Grid, Distribution & Energy Conservation
Department of Electrical Engineering
IIT-Bombay,  Powai, 
Mumbai – 400076

Special Invitees

Members

Director (Incharge of R&D),
BHEL,
New Delhi

Director (Incharge of R&D)
Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd.
Saudamini’, Plot No.2, Sector 29,
Gurgaon, Haryana – 122001

Executive Director (NETRA)
NTPC,
E3 ECOTECH-II, Udhyog Vihar,
Gautam Budh Nagar – 201306
(Uttar Pradesh)

Director (Incharge of R&D)
NHPC Office Complex
Sector-33, Faridabad -121003

Dr. P.C. Maithani
Scientist ‘G’,
Ministry of New and
Renewable Energy
Block 14,CGO Complex,
Lodhi Road, New Delhi - 110003

Dr Sanjay Bajpai
Head
Technology Missions
Division(Energy, Water & all Other)
Department of Science & Technology,
Technology Bhavan,
New Mehrauli Road,
New Delhi-110 016.

Functions of SCRD

  • The Standing Committee on R&D (SCRD) shall identify and pnontize important strategic areas of Research and Development including inter sector research projects, which are to be considered for implementation under the three Research schemes namely, In-house R&D (IHRD), Research Scheme on Power (RSoP) and R&D under NPP.
  • The Standing. Committee on R&D shall also identify leading Researchers and Domain Experts in diverse areas of Power Sector and engage them in the Research Schemes.
  • The Standing Committee on R&D shall approve and recommend Research Projects with outlay above Rs.50 lakh under In-house R&D, Research Scheme on Power and R&D under NPP schemes to Ministry of Power for release of grant-in-aid.
  • The Standing Committee shall also identify:

(a) Need for basic and the applied Research and Development for the Power Sector.

(b) Evolve at national and organizational levels, the Research and Development plans for the nation. The Committee shall endeavor to define desirable limits for the expenditure and prioritise Research and Development plans.

(c) Evolve mechanism to channelize the outcome of research for the benefit of Power Sector and to improve operational efficiency of the Indian Power Sector.

  • The projects approved by Standing Committee on R&D rriay be forwarded by CPRI directly to Ministry of Power for funding. The existing Working Committee on Research, the Expert Committee on Research Scheme on Power, Task Force under Chief Engineers of CEA for Research and Development projects under NPP and the Expert Committee under Standing Committee on Research and Development for projects under NPP and the present practice of ratification of approved projects by Standing Committee of CPRI is withdrawn.
  • The mechanism for inviting, screening and monitoring of progress of Research and Development Proposals / projects under the three schemes will be streamlined as per the recommendations contained Report of the Expert Committee on R&D in Power Sector which I was approved by the Governing Council of CPR I in its 76th meeting held on 29th August 2014.
  • Necessary Secretarial assistance to the Committee would be provided by the Central Power Research Institute under the Research Grant provided to CPRI.
  • The Committee shall make recommendations from time to time for optimum utilization of infrastructure and release of funds for Research and Development.
  • The Standing Committee on Research and Development shall meet at least once in six months to consider the Research and Development proposals approved by Technical Committee and to review the progress of Research projects.

Technical Committee on Thermal Research

Chairman

Prof. R. P. Vedula 
Department of
Mechanical Engg
IIT-B, Powai,
Mumbai - 400076.
Email – rpvatme [dot] iitb [dot] ac [dot] in
Ph: 022-25767547

Member

Executive Director
ED, NTPC-NETRA
E3 ECOTECH-II, Udhyog Vihar,
Gautam Budh Nagar – 201306
(Uttar Pradesh)

Executive Director
ED, BHEL-PEM,
Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd.
PPEI Building
Plot No.25, Sector 16A
Noida, PIN - 201301

Chief Engineer
(TE & TD),CEA
Central Electricity Authority
Sewa Bhawan;
9th Floor; South Wing,
R K Puram; Sector-1
New Delhi 110066

Shri Ramakrishna Gadre,
Chief of Engineering 
Representative of Generating
Company, The Tata Power Co. Ltd,
Technopolis Knowledge Park, CENTEC,
Mahakali Caves Road, Chakala,
Andheri (E), Mumbai – 400093

Technical Committee on Hydro Research

Chairman

Prof. B.K. Gandhi
Dept. of Mechanical &
Industrial Engineering
IIT Roorkee,
Roorkee – 247667

Member

Executive Director (HE)
ED- BHEL (Hydro Expert),
Bharat Heavy Electricals limited
Piplani, Bhopal(MP)-462022

ED - NHPC (Hydro Expert),
GM (O&M) Division
NHPC Office Complex
Sector-33, Faridabad – 121003

ED – SJVNL (Hydro Expert),
General Manager,
Electrical Design Department,
Mehta Niwas, New Shimla – 171009

Chief Engineer, Design (E & NE)
Central Water Commission,
Sewa Bhawan, R.K. Puram
New Delhi - 110066

Chief Engineer (HE & TD) 
Central Electricity Authority,
Sewa Bhawan, 7th Floor;
North Wing, R K Puram; Sector-1,
New Delhi 110066

Technical Committee on Transmission Research

Chairman

Prof. S.C.Srivastava
Professor from IIT- Kanpur,
Department of Electrical Engineering,
Indian Institute of Technology,
Kanpur – 208016

Member

Executive Director (TBG)
ED-BHEL(Transmission)
Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited
TBG Tower A, 5th Floor
Advant Navis IT Business Park
Plot No-7, Sector-142,
Expressway Noida
Noida – 201 305

Executive Director (Technology Development)
Power Grid Corporation of India Limited,
“Saudamini”, Plot No. 2, Sector-29,
Gurgaon – 122001, Haryana

Chief Engineer (PSETD)
Chief Engineer (SETD),CEA
Central Electricity Authority,
Sewa Bhawan, 3rd floor,
R K Puram, Sector-1,
New Delhi - 110066

Director (Transmission),
Representative of state Transco (KPTCL)
Karnataka Power Transmission Corpn. Ltd.
Kaveri Bhavan, K.G. Road Bengaluru – 560009

Representative of IEEMA

Technical Committee on Grid, Distribution & Energy Conservation Research

Chairman

Prof. S.V.Kulkarni, FNAE
Professor
Department of Electrical Engineering,
IIT- Bombay, Powai, Mumbai – 400 076

Member

Director
Representative from BEE
Bureau of Energy Efficiency,
4th Floor, Sewa Bhavan,
R.K. Puram, New Delhi 110066

Chief Engineer (DP&D),CEA
Central Electricity Authority,
R K Puram, Sector -1,
7th Floor, Sewa Bhavan,
New Delhi – 110 066

Dr. P.C. Maithani
Scientist G
Representative from MNRE
Ministry of New and Renewable Energy
Block 14, CGO Complex,
Lodhi Road, New Delhi – 110003

Chief Engineer (IC, R&D)
Representatives of TANGEDCO
4th Floor, Eastern Wing, 144,
Anna Salai, Chennai – 600002

Representative of IEEMA

Functions of Technical Committee

  • The Working Committee on Research for IHRD and Expert Committee on Research Scheme on Power for RSoP stand replaced by Technical Committees.
  • Nomination of the Chairman and Members to each of the Technical Committees may be done by CPRI.
  • The Research and Development proposals under RSoP and NPP schemes shall be advertised by CPRI through National and Local Dailies for wide publicity and through website of organizations like CPRI, CEA and CPSUs concerned. Institutions like NIT's, lIT's, CPSU's, manufacturers may be intimated about the availability of funds and identified areas of Research.
  • The proposals received under three Research Schemes will be reviewed by two subject experts from outside to assess the quality and suitability of proposal. CPRI shall arrange to get the proposals reviewed.
  • Shortlisted proposals shall be placed before the Technical Committee for evaluation and recommendations. The Technical Committee shall evaluate the proposals based on the following criteria:

(a) Technical Relevance in respect of knowledge / manufacturing process / design etc.

(b) Requirement of Technology.

(c) Feasibility

(d) Cost Benefit Analysis

(e) Investigators Credentials and / or Collaborative team's.

(f) Implementation and Commercialization Plan of Research and Development output.

(g) Technology Adoption through National efforts.

  • Projects under IHRD, RSOP and R&D under NPP shall be recommended by respective technical committees.
  • Delegation of financial powers to DG, CPRI is accorded for approving Research and Development proposals up to Rs.50 lakh under IHRD and RSoP.
  • Projects under IHRD and RSOP with outlay upto Rs.50 lakh, which are recommended by Technical Committees, will be approved by DG, CPRI and these projects will be forwarded to Ministry of Power for release of grants. The details of such approved proposals would be put up for information of SCRD.
  • Research projects under II•fRO and RSoP above Rs.50 lakh and all projects under NPP which are recommended by Technical Committees wilJ be placed before Standing Committee on Research and Development for approval.
  • The details of Research and Development projects approved by DG, CPRI and Standing Committee on Research and Development shall be placed before Standing Committee of CPRI and Governing Council of CPRI periodically for information.
  • The Technical committees shall review both Technical and financial progresses of all R&D projects under the three schemes and also recommend release of subsequent installment of grant where ever applicable, on the basis of progress achieved.
  • The Standing Committee on Research and Development shall meet at least once in six months to consider the Research and Development proposals approved by Technical Committee and to review the progress of Research projects.