Management and Key Functionary



Dr. Dhramendera Gill

Dr. Dhramendera Gill

Managing Director cum CEO
PhD. in Civil Engineering

  • Conduct the business of SJPNL as per the WSS policies of GoHP and SMC andachieve the specified service standards, operational efficiency standards, energyefficiency requirements and the grievance redressal standards
  • Implement the policies and procedures established by the Board of Directors
  • Oversee customer service; ensure identification and redressal of access and affordability concerns of urban poor
  • Enter into performance-based contracts with the approval of the Board of Directors for water production, water distribution, sewage collection and sewage disposal
  • Implement the capital investment program for Greater Shimla approved by the GoHP and the SMC
  • Oversee contract management, asset management, financial management, compliance, human resources, public relations and legal functions of the company
  • Provide leadership to key managers
Mr. Ajay Chauhan

Mr. Ajay Chauhan

Company Secretary

  • Ensure all compliances under the Companies Act 2013
  • Maintenance of all Registers and Records prescribed under Companies Act 2013
  • Preparation and Certification of Returns
  • Coordination with Statutory Auditors/ Internal Auditors
  • Preparation of Agenda, Minutes, Annual Reports, etc.
Mr. Mohan Chauhan

Mr. Mohan Chauhan

Finance Manager
MBA Finance

  • Effective implementation of the financial management arrangements for the projects.
  • Attract commercial finance to augment public finance resources.
  • Developing training strategies for imparting training to finance staff and the accountants
  • Preparation of the annual work plan and budget prepare and review quarterly budgets and generate fund requests to respective agencies.
  • Monitoring expenditure and preparation of reimbursement claims, Monitor and review monthly expenditure reports and grant in aid.
  • To assist and prepare all the financial documents for making payments, keep a proper record of all the contracts, payments against agreements, prepare sanctioned letters, etc.
  • Financial progress reporting in line with the funding agency requirement.
Ms. Shubra Randhawa

Ms. Shubra Randhawa

Environment and Safeguard Expert
ME in Environmental Engineering

  • Set surveillance and monitoring protocol
  • Monitor the compliance of water testing protocol
  • Take water samples to ensure water quality
  • Analysis of daily water tests and recommend actions and corrections
  • Monitor the working of sewerage network and STPs
  • Monitor the compliance of the NGT orders
Ms. Soma Sharma

Ms. Soma Sharma

Human Resource and Administration
BA, MBA in Human Resources

  • Support in the management of human resources in the company, including secondment of employees; and in administrative matters such as facilities management.
  • Developing and administering human resources plans
  • Planning, organizing, and controlling the activities and actions of the HR department
  • Creating and revising job descriptions
  • Developing Incentive Policy.
  • Developing, analyzing and updating the company’s evaluation program.
  • Developing, revising, and recommending personnel policies and procedures.
  • Maintaining and revising the company’s handbook on policies and procedures.
  • Conducting new employee orientations and employee relations counseling.
  • Job training and specifically identified training programs.
  • Overseeing exit interviews.
  • Maintaining department records and reports.
  • Maintaining organizational charts.
  • Recommending new policies, approaches, and procedures.
Er. Vijay Gupta

Er. Vijay Gupta

AGM Distribution
B.E Civil

  • Water Distribution within Shimla and Peri-Urban areas
  • Coverage of water to every household
  • Maintaining water quality
  • Developing a Water Distribution Network.
  • Developing Connection policy, Billing, tariff,
  • Improving service delivery orientation.
  • Increasing accountability and responsiveness to customers.
  • Introduce regulatory mechanisms to strengthen transparency, accountability and affordability in services.
Er. Sandeep Kant Sharma

Er. Sandeep Kant Sharma

AGM Sewerage
M.Tech in Structural Engineering

  • Operation &Maintenance of all STP’s, its network
  • Operation &Maintenance of office buildings and Vehicles.
  • Construction of new STPs and sewer network lying under MC area Shimla.
  • AMRUT Sub Missions, customer acquisitions.
  • Public Information Officer (PIO)Sewerage responsibility not assigned to private operator.
Er. Rajesh Kashyap

Er. Rajesh Kashyap

AGM Bulk Water Supply
B.Tech (Civil),MBA

  • Oversee bulk production from sources not assigned to private operators
  • Co-ordinate bulk production and transmission requirements with contract manager and private operators
  • Oversee water and sewerage responsibilities not assigned to private operators
  • Oversee water resources management and planning for the Greater Shimla region
  • Oversee long term service improvement and capital expenditure planning beyond the horizon of performance-based contracts
  • Improving operational and energy efficiency
  • Work as a Public Information Officer
  • Co-ordinate Bulk production and transmission requirements with contract Manager and private operators.
Mr.Ashwani Thakur

Mr.Ashwani Thakur

Contract Manager

  • Establish a fully functional Department that is capable of ensuring that the needs of SJPNL are met when it comes to a PPP/PBC programme that delivers projects that are sustainable and delivered by the private sector.
  • Liaise with SJNPL’s auditors, lawyers, tax advisers, bankers and shareholders and other stakeholders.
  • Develop and implement Standard Operating Procedures for the Contracts Management Department, and in particular management provisions and methodologies of PPP/PBC Contracts, to ensure achievement of the corporate expectations of SJPNL.
  • Ensure that PPP/PBC projects are prepared for competitive market bidding in such a way that all financials and risk components are adequately identified, quantified and allocated in a manner consistent with prescribed methodologies.
  • Member of the Evaluation Team for the Evaluation of Bids, and PPP/PBC Agreement Negotiations with the preferred bidder.
  • Be the focal point for interaction with the private operators; Anticipate, manage and resolve any disputes, which may arise, and identify areas of improvement in the contracting process of SJPNL; Refer to mediation or arbitration as needed; Organize regular meetings to coordinate incident management between SJPNL and the respective PPP/PBC Contractors.
Er.Adarsh Chauhan

Er.Adarsh Chauhan

Asset Management

  • Long term capital investment planning (CIP).
  • Production from minor sources, which will be retained in the company, water resources planning for Greater Shimla area.
  • Oversee bulk production from sources not assigned to private Operator
  • Co-ordinate bulk production and transmission requirements with the contract manager and private operator.
  • Oversee water resources management and planning for the Greater Shimla Region.
Mr.Sahil Sharma

Mr.Sahil Sharma

Communication & Customer Relationship

  • Responsible for customer interface and accountability.
  • Oversight of Grievance redressal.
  • Increase customer awareness about water consumption and conservation.
  • Develop materials such as leaflets, poster, stickers and other devices to ensure maximum impact to the targeted customers.
  • Prepare questionnaires/surveys, pamphlets, instruments needed to carry out the information and awareness campaigns.
  • Conduct training and workshops as needed (for stakeholders such as the media)
  • Develop messages for SJPNL that are to be issued to public via different communication media
  • Motivate unconnected consumers to take household connections
  • Handhold/support households from the poorer communities about new connection formalities, metering and billing, payment of water tariff, etc.
  • Liaise with elected representatives and other opinion-leaders
  • Organizer for all field level FGDs, Meetings Workshops
  • Set up institutional forums for interaction and consultation with stakeholders and for conflict resolution.
  • Build consensus on service levels, tariff, mutual responsibility and obligations though transparently negotiated process with stakeholders.
  • Facilitate transparent monitoring and dissemination of outcomes
  • Identify the need to conduct independent surveys periodically and facilitate the exercise