The senior most director of NTPC has been given additional charge of CMD of the company while a search committee has been set up by the government to select a full time chief of this power sector Maharatna company. Jha took over the charge from Arup Roy Chaudhury who completed his 5 year tenure on August 31, 2015.
Jha (aged 58 years), is a graduate in Mechanical Engineering from BIT Sindri, Ranchi University and has done LL.B. from Delhi University. He joined NTPC in 1977 as Executive Trainee (2nd Batch). He was directly associated with the NTPC’s flagship Project i.e. Singrauli (5×200 MW) as part of erection team. He has rich and varied experience of 38 years in NTPC in all the areas of Power Project i.e. Design & Engineering, Project Planning & Monitoring and Project Construction & Management.
He joined NTPC Board in July’2012 as Director (Technical). He is responsible for concept to Investment approval of projects, complete engineering during the development of the project, engineering support during O&M phase of the station and engineering for R&M of NTPC’s aged power stations for enhancing life and efficiency of power plant, for the entire fleet of NTPC projects which includes Thermal, Hydro, Renewable. For Renewable portfolio of NTPC, he has responsibility for policy advocacy, business development, Project contracting, Engineering and commissioning.
He is also responsible for, R & D through NETRA (NTPC Energy Technology and Research Alliance), induction of environment friendly technologies like Ultra Super Critical/ Advance Ultra super Critical, Information technology initiatives including Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Environmental Engineering.