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Team Members

Shri K.B.Kunwar ,

Chairperson

Shri K.B.Kunwar started his career as Assistant Engineer and worked in different capacities in the Department before raising to the post of Secretary of the Department. Shri K.B. Kunwar had retired as the Principal Chief Engineer cum Secretary, Power Department ,Government of Sikkim prior to assuming the Office of the Chairperson in August 2021. Shri Kunwar is an Electrical Engineer and have experience of working in the power sector of more than 30 years. While in the Department he was appointed as Nodal Officer for R-APDRP(Restructured Accelerated Power Development and Reforms Programme), a flagship programme of the Government of India. During his tenure as Secretary, Power Department, Govt. of Sikkim he also served as Nominee Director in M/s Teesta Urja Ltd, in Sikkim Power Development Corporation Ltd, in Sikkim Power Investment Ltd. He also served as the Chairman of Eastern Regional Power Committee (ERPC), Govt. of India during his tenure as Secretary (Power).


Mrs. Sherap Shenga,IAS ,

Secretary

Mrs Sherap Shenga, IAS has assumed Charge as Secretary of the Commission in June 2021. She is on deputation to the Commission.


Shri Palchen Dorjee Chaktha ,

Director (Tariff & Technical)

Shri.Palchen Dorjee Chaktha completed his B.E (Civil Engineering) from the University of Madras and joined Sikkim Power Development Corporation (SPDCL) as Assistant Manager (Civil) and was working in SPDCL as Senior Manager (Civil) prior to his joining the SSERC. Shri Chaktha was instrumental in identification,survey & investigation and implementation of hydropower projects in Sikkim. Shri.Chaktha while in SPDC was handling the supervision, monitoring and coordination for smooth implementation of various hydropower projects being developed by Private Power developers in Sikkim. Shri.Chaktha was also actively associated with the survey, investigation and implementation of small hydropower project (upto 5MW) while in SPDC. Shri.Chaktha attended various meetings, conferences, training etc on varied topics related to hydropower projects during his stay in SPDC. Shri.Chaktha was also handling matters pertaining to "Right to information " of hydropower projects and was overseeing the legal, technical and other aspects relating to hydropower development by private power developers in Sikkim while serving in SPDC. Shri.Chaktha has physically visited the location of project components of all the hydropower projects being developed and planned to be developed in the State. While in SPDC, Shri.Chaktha was handling civil and electro-mechanical planning, design and implementation of small hydropower projects.


Shri P.P. Sharma ,

Financial Advisor

Shri. P.P. Sharma is an Officer belonging to the Sikkim State Finance Service (SFS) cadre. Presently he is holding the post of Chief Accounts Officer in the Land Revenue & Disaster Management, Government of Sikkim and has also been appointed as the Financial Advisor to the SSERC.


Shri Jigme Wangchuk Bhutia ,

Joint Director

Shri Jigme Wangchuk Bhutia was working as Joint Director in State Legislative Assembly of Sikkim prior to joining the Commission. He has done M.Tech (Computer Science) and brings with him vast experience of handling , planning, designing and implementation of IT/Computer Application related projects. He also has good knowledge of administrative works , human resource management etc.


Shri Pema Rinzing Gyansapa ,

Assistant Director (Tariff)

Shri Pema Rinzing Gyansapa is B.Tech (Electrical and Electronics Engineering). Prior to joining the Commission, he was working in hydropower project development in Sikkim under Private Sector. He brings with him good experience of the power sector in the State and has the practical experience of dealing with planning, design, construction and monitoring of power projects.


Shri Sonam G. Bhutia ,

Assistant Director (Legal)

Shri Sonam G.Bhutia brings with him his vast experience of handling legal/law matters pertaining to the power sector. Prior to joining the Commission he has worked as Counsel for Power Developers in the State.