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The Sikkim State Electricity Regulatory Commission (SSERC) has been constituted byt the Government of Sikkim  in exercise of the powers conferred by the Section 82 of the  Electricity Act 2003. The Commission was notified  vide notification No. GoS/E&P/ADM/378/11-12/51 dated  19.11.2003. The Commission is a one-member body designated to function as an autonomous authority resposible for regulation of the power sector in the State of Sikkim.The powers and functions of the Commission are as prescribed in the Electricity Act 2003.  

Team Members

Shri. N.R.Bhattarai ,

Chairperson

Mr.N.R.Bhattarai is an Electrical Engineer belonging to the State Electrical Engineering Service Cadre with a career spanning almost 33 years in the...more >>Mr.N.R.Bhattarai is an Electrical Engineer belonging to the State Electrical Engineering Service Cadre with a career spanning almost 33 years in the Electricity Sector. Mr. Bhattarai started his career as Assistant Engineer in the then Power Department, Government of Sikkim in the year 1982 and was posted to the 13 MW Lower Lagyap Hydro Power Project under the Central Water Commission, Government of India. Thereafter, he was posted to different sub-divisional offices in the State. He was instrumental in planning, construction and commissioning of 1MW Rimbi Hydel Project- II and 2 MW Dentam Hydel Project during the year 1989-1995. Mr.Bhattarai brings with him his vast technical knowledge and experience of handling various power systems and equipment. He commissioned the 66/11 KV 2x2.5 MVA Sub-station at Gyalshing in 1988-89. He was also involved in drawing/commissioning of 132 KV S/C Transmission line (first in Sikkim) from Legship to Melli and 132/66 KV 2x100 MVA Sub-station which was connected to the National Grid thereby immensely improving the stability of power in the State. He also has vast experience of handling not only administration but also revenue generation, transmission & distribution networks of all the electrical installations in almost all the districts of Sikkim. During the year 2005 to 2008, he was appointed as the State Public Information Officer (SPIO) of the Energy & Power Department, Government of Sikkim under Right to Information Act, 2005 and later during year 2013-14 he was also appointed as the Appellate Authority. During the said period he handled and successfully settled numerous litigations filed against the Department. Mr. Bhattarai has undergone several trainings and attended workshops at Engineering Staff College of India, Hyderabad and Central Electricity Authority, Government of India on important subjects like metering, billing and revenue collection, rural electrification system and reliability in distribution system etc. In April, 2014 he was promoted as Secretary and posted to Cultural Affairs and Heritage Department, Government of Sikkim on deputation. During his tenure as the Secretary, the State Civilian Award was conducted successfully on 16th May 2015 wherein more than 50 Awardees were honoured with the State Civilian Award by the State Government. The entire function including preparation of the citations, writings, medals and invitations were done under his supervision and guidance. Under his guidance, the Cultural Affairs and Heritage Department initiated the preparation of “Coffee Table Book” for 21 communities and conceived numerous new projects like “Mun Solung Statue at Lingthem”, “Hanuman Statue at Namcheybong “ and “Pitri Mochan” at Jalipool. A new concept was given to Jalipool Ghat (crematorium) and concept note was forwarded to the Ministry of Culture, Government of India.

Shri. S.D.Dhakal ,

Secretary

Shri. S.D.Dhakal, SCS, is the Secretary to the Government of Sikkim joined on 10th August 2015 as Secretary of the Commission on deputation. Shri S.D...more >>Shri. S.D.Dhakal, SCS, is the Secretary to the Government of Sikkim joined on 10th August 2015 as Secretary of the Commission on deputation. Shri S.D Dhakal is son of Late Shivalal and Laxmi Maya Dhakal of Central Pandam, East Sikkim. He has done his master degree in sociology from Merut University and an alumni of University of west London has dedicatedly worked for the state and the society. His contribution towards the state is remarkable and inspirable. He is the member of Sikkim State Civil Service. He is the author of six books in Nepali folk literature, one each in Hindi and English respectively. He composed folk songs; among them “Asharey Bethi” is very popular in the villages of Eastern Himalayas. He also edited Nepali digest “Bijuwa” published from New Delhi. His remarkable contribution was recognized and awarded by Bihari Jagran Manch , Sikkim for his contribution on “ Sikkim ’s folk literature”. He is the recipient of “Lalman – Sancharani” award on extra ordinary poetic narration of historic “Zarlangi” in 2007,and was awarded by Nepali Sahitya Prashid, Sikkim for his remarkable contribution since his student life towards the constitutional recognition of Nepali language under Eighth Schedule, in 1992. He is also the recipient of prestigious Shiva Kumar Rai literary award from South Sikkim Sahitya Samallan Namchi. He is the honorary Adviser Hee-Bermiok Eco- Tourism and Heritage Conservation Society of West Sikkim and Trustee of Sikkim Kanchi Kama Kotti Seva Samiti. He served as general council member and executive committee member (tribal and folk arts) of Sangit Natak, Akademi New Delhi and Vice-President Museum Association, New Delhi. He served as one of the subject expert of Sikkim Akademi and also served as general council member of Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi representing Sikkim. He also served as a member of International Council of Museum, France and has contributed on International Conference at Vienna, Austria in 2007. He has participated in the symposium on mountain livelihood organised by International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development at Dali in Kun Ming, Yunnan Province of China. He is the contributor in the field of literature and language, education, environment, art, culture, heritage and traditional practices. He is the resource person of Delhi University, Sikkim Manipal University of Health and Technological Sciences, Sikkim Administrative Training Institute, State Institute of Education, District Institute of Educational Training and various other Educational and Non -Government institutions within and outside the State. As an officer of Sikkim State Civil Service he served as Assistant Resident Commissioner at New Delhi, Joint Secretary Home Department, Registrar Sikkim Manipal University of Health and Technological Sciences, Additional Secretary Cultural and Heritage Department, Director, Human Resource Development Department, Project Director, Sikkim Rural Development Agency. Before joining this Commission he served as Chief Administrator, State Institute of Capacity Building since in establishment in 2009.He knows Nepali, English Bengali, Hindi and Limboo languages.

Shri.Jigme D.Denjongpa,MA,LLB. ,

Director (Legal)

Mr. Jigme Dorjee Denjongpa was serving in Sikkim Police, Police Headquarters, Gangtok, Sikkim before joining SSERC as Sr. Law Officer (equivalent...more >>Mr. Jigme Dorjee Denjongpa was serving in Sikkim Police, Police Headquarters, Gangtok, Sikkim before joining SSERC as Sr. Law Officer (equivalent to Special Secretary) on deputation. He was appointed Public Prosecutor, in the Court of North District at Gangtok, conducted cases as an additional function. He has served in "Law and Parliamentary Affairs Department ", Government of Sikkim, Gangtok, Sikkim as well.

Shri. Palchen Dorjee Chaktha ,

Director (Tariff & Technical)

Shri.Palchen Dorjee Chaktha is a graduate in Civil Engineering form the University of Madras. Shri. Chaktha had been working as Senior Manager (Civil...more >>Shri.Palchen Dorjee Chaktha is a graduate in Civil Engineering form the University of Madras. Shri. Chaktha had been working as Senior Manager (Civil) in Sikkim Power Development Corporation Limited (SPDCL) 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 planing, 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). Presently he is holding the post of Sr.Accounts Officer in the...more >>Shri. P.P. Sharma is an Officer belonging to the Sikkim State Finance Service (SFS). Presently he is holding the post of Sr.Accounts Officer in the Land Revenue & Disaster Management, Government of Sikkim and has also been appointed as the Financial Advisor to the SSERC.

Shri. Sonam Palzor ,

Assistant Director

Shri. Sonam Palzor has joined the Commission on deputation from Development Planning, Economic Reforms & NECA Department, Government of Sikkimmore >>Shri. Sonam Palzor has joined the Commission on deputation from Development Planning, Economic Reforms & NECA Department, Government of Sikkim