Dr. Kirit Shantilal Parikh, Independent
Dr. Kirit Shantilal Parikh
is a former Member, Planning Commission, Government of India, Chairman of Integrated
Research and Action for Development (IRADe), New Delhi, Former (Founder)
Director (Vice Chancellor), Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research
(IGIDR), Mumbai - An Advanced Research Institute.
Dr. Parikh was honored with
“Padma Bushan” by the President of India in March 2009 and is a Fellow of the National Academy of
Dr. Kirit S. Parikh has a Doctor
of Science in Civil Engineering and a Master's Degree in Economics from MIT,
USA. He has been a Professor of Economics since 1967.
He was the Chairman of the
Integrated Energy Policy Committee, Planning Commission. He was a Member of the
Economic Advisory Council (EAC) of the Prime Ministers of India, Atal Behari
Vajpayee, P.V. Narasimha Rao, Chandra Shekhar, V.P.Singh and Rajiv Gandhi. In
the past he had also been a member of the National Committee for Environmental
Planning & Co-ordination, the National Committee on Science and Technology
and the Fuel Policy Committee.
In 2003 he was made honorary life
member of the International Association of Agricultural Economists (on an
average given to two persons a year in the world). He had been president of The
Indian Econometric Society and Gujarat Economic Association. He is on the
governing board of many development research Institutes in India. He has also
been Chairman of some of these. He is the Chairman of the Indian National Committee
(India NMO Committee) for the India-IIASA (International Institute for Applied
Systems Analysis) Programme.
Dr. Parikh had been in the past
on the Board of Directors of a number of major industrial firms and financial
institutions. Among these are Indian Petro-Chemicals Limited, Life Insurance
Corporation, Industrial Development Bank of India and State Bank of India.
In 1978 he was given the
"Vikram Sarabhai Award" for Systems Analysis and Management. In 1999
he was given the "Visveswaraya Award" by the Engineers' Foundation in
Kolhapur. He is also a recipient of "Nayudamma Award" for
contribution to the welfare of mankind through developments in the fields of
Economics & Energy in February 2005.
He was honoured as the most
distinguished and illustrious alumni of the decade from India by the
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA in September, 2007. He was
conferred t Distinguished Alumnus Award by Indian Institute of Technology
(IIT), Kharagpur in September, 2007. He was felicitated as one of the
engineering personalities by the Indian Engineering Congress, December
In 1997-98, on sabbatical leave from the IGIDR where he was Founder Director
from 1986 till 2000, he was Special Economic Adviser to the Administrator,
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), New York. From 1980-86, as Program
Leader of the Food and Agricultural Program of the International Institute for
Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Austria, he directed a research programme
involving 300 person years of efforts of more than 100 researchers from around
the world. From 1960-80, he was Professor of Economics (and sometimes Head) of
the Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), New Delhi. From 1969-71, as Director of
Program Analysis Group (PAG), Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), Government of
India, he set up PAG to provide economic, operation research and management
advice to different units of the DAE. From 1964-67 he was a Research Associate
at the Center for International Studies, MIT.
Dr. Parikh had been the editor of
"India Development Report" which provides a non-governmental
assessment of India's development and policy options.
Dr Parikh has authored,
co-authored and edited 29 books in the areas of
- Water resource
- Appropriate technology
- Optimum requirement
- Energy systems and
- National and International
- Trade policies,
- General equilibrium
- Environmental governance
- Natural resources
He has also published numerous articles.
Mr. Pramod Kumar Vaishya, Independent Director, PXIL
Mr. Pramod Kumar Vaishya has been appointed as the Independent Director of PXIL by the Members at the 7th Annual General Meeting of the Company held on 28th September, 2015. Mr. Vaishya has served the Madhya Pradesh Power Sector for about 41 years. He was a former Secretary to M. P. State Electricity Board (MPSEB) for about 7 years. During his tenure in MPSEB he was the head of Corporate Planning Group, responsible for implementation of reforms in the Madhya Pradesh power sector. Mr. Vaishya was the Managing Director of M. P. Power Management Company Limited for about six years (upto March 2012). Mr. Vaishya had also been on the Board of various other companies. Currently, he is the proprietor of the firm M/s. PRS Engineers and Consultants which provides consultancy to select power sector companies.
Mr. Vaishya is a B.E (Electrical) from Jiwaji University, Gwalior in 1971. He is a fellow member of the Institute of Engineers and a lifetime member of the Computer Society of India.
Mr. Kamlesh P Jangid, Director (Shareholder Category), PXIL
Mr. Kamlesh P Jangid has been nominated as Director on the Board of PXIL by the Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL).
Mr. Jangid is a Cost and Works Accountant. He has been working with GUVNL (erstwhile Gujarat Electricity Board) since last 10 years. He has held various positions in erstwhile Gujarat Electricity Board and thereafter in GUVNL. He is presently holding the position of General Manager (Commerce) in GUVNL. He is looking after commercial, accounting and regulatory matters relating to power purchase (conventional and
non conventional sources).
He is Member Secretary of Joint Monitoring Committee (JMC) constituted by Government of Gujarat (GoG) for Ultra Mega Power Project (Mundra) to review and monitor the progress of activities and issues of Coastal Gujarat Private Ltd. His portfolio inter alia comprises of evaluation of proposals and executing of Power Purchase Agreements, conducting Competitive bidding processes for power procurement and executing agreements, co-ordination with Load Despatch Centers, Regulatory affairs, Offering views and suggestions on draft regulations, guidelines, policies etc issued by Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC), Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) and Government.
Mr. Ashok Kumar Prusty, Director (Shareholder Category), PXIL
Mr. Ashok Kumar Prusty has been nominated as Director on the Board of PXIL by the GMR Energy Limited (GMR). Mr. Ashok Kumar Prusty is a B.E (Mechanical) & MBA (Project Management). He has 32 years of working experience in the Indian Power Sector (24 years with NTPC and 8 years with IPPs like Jindal India Thermal Power limited, Universal Crescent Power Private Limited & Jindal Power Limited) before joining GMR Energy in December, 2015. During his service tenure he has held key responsibilities in Power Trading, Commercial, Regulatory affairs, Operation, Maintenance, Commissioning, Erection and Project Development fields. He has 18 years of experience in Erection, Commissioning and Operation and Maintenance of 200 MW and 500 MW units of Korba Super Thermal Power Station of NTPC. He was among the first person to start Power Trading in the country and has worked for 6 years as In charge of Business Development & Commercial function of Power Trading wing of NTPC.