Shri Sanjeev Kumar Kassi is a 1992 batch Mechanical Engineering Graduate from NIT Allahahad (previously known as Moti Lal Nehru Regional Engineering College). He is presently Director (Thermal) in Ministry of Power, Government of India. He started his career with Bharat Electronics Limited and has also worked with Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited in the field of production, planning, and locomotive design. He joined Central Electricity Authority (CEA) through Combined Engineering Services (1994 batch) as a Central Power Engineering Service (CPES) Group A Officer and has worked at various levels in CEA. During his tenure in CEA, he has worked in NTPC for 3 years in the field of O&M of power plant. He was involved in framing policy matters related to power generation in the country and sorting out technical problems of the power utilities at national level. He has formulated policies for adoption of new power generation technologies (such as supercritical coal fired units, advanced class CCGT modules, higher size coal fired units, etc ) for improving the Indian power sector w.r.t the current operating efficiencies, cost effectiveness and Green House Gas emissions. He has been associated with review of Technical Standards for Construction of Electric Power Stations, Design Standard for Balance of Plant Equipment, Safety Standards and revival of stranded gas based power stations. His experience includes Power Plant Design, Operation & Maintenance, evolution of strategies and technology development for Indian power stations. He has attended various power sector programs in Germany, Japan, USA, China and has carried out many technical investigations in Indian Power Stations. He is presently responsible for development of Thermal Power Sector in the country.