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Government Of Assam Power Assam Electricity Regulatory Commission (AERC)

Profile of Chairperson and Members



Shri Naba Kumar Das, IAS (Retd.)

Shri Naba Kumar Das retired from service as the Chief Secretary of Assam in June 2013, prior to joining the Commission on  6-8-2013. Shri  Das completed his school and College Education from St. Edmunds College in Shillong. Thereafter, he did his  Masters Degree from the  University of Delhi. He subsequently acquired a MSC Degree in Development Studies from the  University of Bath in the U.K. Having first  worked as a banker in the State Bank of India, he later joined the Indian  Administrative Service in 1976. During his career spanning 37 years,  Shri Das had the opportunity of working in a large  number of Sectors, in various capacities for the State Governments of Assam as well as  Meghalaya and for the Government  of India. Soon after joining the Commission, Shri Das played a key role in successfully issuing the Multi  Year Tariff Order for  the State Power utilities for FY 2013-16 on 21-11-2013


Member (Technical)


Shri Dipak Chakravarty

Shri Dipak Chakravarty joined Assam Electricity Regulatory Commission as a Member on 6th June, 2014. Prior to joining AERC Shri Chakravarty served as Director (Technical) and as Managing Director at Numaligarh Refinery Limited, a public sector undertaking and a subsidiary of Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited. Shri Chakravarty completed his bachelor degree in Chemical Engineering from Assam Engineering College, Guwahati securing first class first position and also was recipient of gold medal from the university. He completed his master degree in Chemical Engineering from North Western University, Illinois, USA on a fully paid scholarship sponsored by Assam Government. During his 37 years long professional career he worked as a consultant in North Eastern Industrial and Technical Consultancy Organisation (NEITCO), Refinery and Petrochemical Division, AIDC, Assam Oil Co. Ltd., Indian Oil Corporation Ltd., IBP Co. Ltd. and Numaligarh Refinery Limited etc. He played a key role in establishing Numaligarh Refinery Limited right from the conceptual stage. He has published various technical papers in technical journals, newspapers etc. He visited number of foreign countries viz USA, Denmark, Italy, France, UK etc. for finalisation of technologies for Numaligarh Refinery Limited and also as a member of Indian delegation to USA for Reverse Technology Mission and to Bangladesh for trade development


Member (Finance)


Shri Subhash Chandra Das, IAS (Retd.)

Shri Subhash Chandra Das, IAS retired from service as the Additional Chief Secretary of Assam in December 2015, prior to joining the Commission on 02.01.2016. Shri Das completed his Master Degree in Chemistry from Gauhati University in 1977. He subsequently acquired M.Sc. in Project Management from University of Manchester, U.K in 1994. He started his career as a lecturer in Chemistry in St. Edmunds College, Shillong. Then he joined the Indian Forest Service in March 1979 securing 2nd position in India and was on training as Probationer till December 1979. After that he joined the Indian Revenue Service (Income Tax) and served till August 1981. He later joined the Indian Administrative Service in 1981 and served in various capacities in the department of Finance, Industries, Home and Political, Education, Revenue etc under Government of Assam. He possesses more than 34 years of experience in the field of Public Administration and Governance as a distinguished member of Indian Administrative Service. He successfully implemented the unbundling of the Assam State Electricity Board (ASEB) in 2004 into three Companies and initiated and implemented a number of reform measures in ASEB and its successor companies especially in the Distribution Company. As the Chairman of ASEB in the year 2006, he implemented and successfully commissioned the 100 MW Karbi Langpi Hydro Electric Project which was languishing for 26 years as the implementation started in 1978