The Government of India has appointed Rakesh Kumar Bansal as Director (Electrical) of Sutlej Jal Vidyut Nigam (SJVN) Limited.

He was earlier holding the charge of Executive Director of the 1,500-MW Nathpa Jhakri Hydro Power Station owned and operated by the SJVN.

Bansal obtained his mechanical engineering degree from the Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahabad, and did his MBA in marketing, production and development studies from the Indian Institute of Management, Kolkota.

He started his career with BHEL, Hardwar, and after working for 13 years, joined the SJVN in 1997. After heading the Corporate Planning and Monitoring Division, he later set up and headed the SJVN’s Commercial Department.

He also headed the Quality Assurance and Inspection Department during which the SJVN won the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi National Quality Award – Best of All (amongst all companies of India) as well as SCOPE’s Gold Trophy for Excellence and Outstanding Contribution to the public sector.