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Shri N. Sivanand,Joint Secretary, DHI &Chairman & Managing Director (A/C) & Director (Projects) (A/C)

Shri N. Sivanand has been entrusted additional charge of the post of CMD, Engineering Projects India Ltd. w.e.f. 15th June, 2017. He has also been entrusted additional charge of post of Director (Projects) w.e.f. 1st July 2018. Shri N. Sivanand is an officer belonging to 1985 batch of Indian Ordnance Factories Service (IOFS), and serving presently as Joint Secretary, in the Department of Heavy Industry, Ministry of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises. He is an alumnus of Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad. He has more than 30 years of experience in the Govt. of India. He is an officer with Mechanical Engineering background and worked in Ordnance Factories, associated with the production of armoured vehicles and ammunition. He has experience in various related fields viz, production, provisioning, quality etc. at different levels

Shri Lekh Raj, Director (Finance)

Shri Lekh Raj has been appointed as Director (Finance) of EPI vide DHI orders dated 13.4.2017. He is a Chartered Accountant having rich experience of over 30 years in various areas of Finance and accounts and was actively involved in business decisions since policy formation till actual successful execution. He possesses experience in almost all areas related to corporate laws and commercial principles, accounting, budgeting, direct and indirect taxation, financial concurrence, statutory/CAG/stock audits, banking, board matters etc. Before joining EPI, Shri Lekh Raj has worked with NTPC in various levels in the finance functions and has also handled settlement of legal matters. He has also been part of Regulatory Group to deal with CERC.

He also headed the finance function of an independent company i.e. NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam Limited (NVVN), a 100% subsidiary of NTPC Ltd., During his stay in NVVN he led the group for rolling out of Grid connected solar power plants as a probable alternate source of energy. He led the group for the conceptualisation by framing policy documents/guidelines for generation through solar, arranging tie-ups with States, drafting of Power Purchase/Sales Agreements and other legal agreements and entering them with Solar Power Developers (SPDs), finalising marketing model for power trading business, trading of power on power exchange, securitisation of realisations, export of power to Bangladesh etc. His achievements include revenue generation through sale of Fly ash generated in coal based power plants for use in pre-casted slabs, asbestos sheets, cement industry, use of Cenosphere (a by-product of fly ash) in paint industry etc.

Shri Vishvajit Sahay (Part time Official Director)

Shri Vishvajit Sahay has been appointed as Part-time official Director of EPI as nominee of Govt. of India with effect from 03.11.2016. Shri Vishvajit Sahay is an officer belonging to the 1990 batch of Indian Defence Accounts Service (IDAS) and serving presently as Joint Secretary in the Department of Heavy Industry (DHI), Ministry of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises. He is an alumnus of the prestigious St. Stephens College, Delhi. He has 25 years of diverse experience in the Government of India ranging from Security Sector to Entertainment Sector to Industrial Development. As Joint Secretary in DHI, he handles the Heavy Engineering and Machine Tools Sector, apart from being on the Board of Directors of several CPSEs under DHI. He had held additional charge of the post of Chairman and Managing Director, Heavy Engineering Corporation Limited, Ranchi, a critical player in the Capital Goods Sector and also held additional charge of the post of Chief Executive Officer in the National Automotive Testing and R&D Infrastructure Project (NATRiP) a project, which when fully implemented will provide a major fillip to the Auto Sector.He has Steered the drafting, stakeholder consultation, approval and promulgation of the first ever National Policy for the Capital Goods Sector under the Make in India" programme of the Government. He had earlier served in the Acquisition Wing, Ministry of Defence at a senior level and handled the procurement process for modernization of the weapons and equipment of the Indian Army. He was the Nodal Officer from the Indian side for financial management of the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) Programme of the US Government with the Government of India. He also served in the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting dealing with the film industry and various film export and marketing initiatives. He has an experience of negotiations on Government to Government basis on film co-production agreements with countries such as Italy, Britain, China and Canada. He has also handled sensitive issues such as certification of films for public exhibitions, exhibition of films in film festivals and through the broadcast media. He has been a part of Inter-Government negotiations on matters pertaining to the Audio Visual Sector in General Agreement in Trade in Services (GATS).

Mrs. Anita Chaudhary (Part time Non-Official Director)

Anita Chaudhary. IAS ('76 Hy), retired as secretary to Government of India, Department of Land Resources. She is a Post graduate in English Literature, from Fergussan College, Pune and a Masters in Soc. Sc. from University of Birmingham, UK. Presently she is doing her P.hD from IGNOU, on RTI and PDS. She has undergone important training programmes within the country and abroad. The important ones being in Agriculture marketing in Korea and Finance and Public Policy at Harvard.

During her career of 37 years in the IAS, she has held important posts in State and Central governments in the fields of finance, home, Industry, urban development, rural development, food and textiles. She has been MD of the Central Cottage Industries Corporation of the Govt of India. Presently she is member of the Task Force for signing MOUs with CPSUs.

Shri Sushant Baliga (Part time Non-Official Director)

Shri Sushant Baliga joined EPI as an Independent Director with effect from 18.11.2015. Shri Baliga is a B.Tech from IIT Madras (1972), M.Tech from IIT Delhi (1975), MBA from faculty of Management Science, University of Delhi (2006). He holds certificate on Earthquake Engineering from International Institute of Earthquake Engineering and Seismology from University of Tsukuba, Japan (1980). After graduation, he was employed with Rodio-Hazarat (now Afcons) for a year on construction of Marmugoa Barge Berths, Goa. He joined Central PWD through Engineering Services Examination (1974) as Assistant Executive Engineer Class I. During his service, he has worked in various capacities ranging from Design Offices to Zonal Head (Chief Engineer in charge of Bihar, Jharkhand and Orissa) executing projects to the tune of Rs 1000 Cr per annum. During this period of service, he was also deployed on deputation to various organisations i.e. National Buildings Construction Corporation Ltd., as Executive Director looking after, Business Development; Domestic and International, Corporate Planning, Consultancy, Designs and Project Monitoring at Corporate Level in addition to looking after projects in the South Zone; Employees State Insurance Corporation as Chief Engineer; National Rural Roads Development Agency as Director was responsible for various World Bank and ADB funded projects. He retired from Government of India in May 2011 after serving as Additional Director General, Central PWD.

Post retirement, he has been engaged in various advisory capacities for Indian Institute of Technology Patna; Indian Institute of Technology Ropar; Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune; All India Council of Technical Education; FICCI; National Buildings Construction Corporation Ltd.; National Thermal Power Corporation Ltd.; The World Bank etc. and has held the position of Independent Director on the Board of Bridge and Roof (India) Ltd. He is also a Life Member of the Indian Roads Congress and the Indian Council of Arbitration.


Last Updated:16-Aug-2018

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