Hon'ble Justice Sh. S.S.
Justice S.S.Chauhan, joined as Chairperson, Delhi Electricity
Regulatory Commission, New Delhi on the forenoon of
Born on 05.07.1956 in Unnao District of UP, he studied
Law at Lucknow University and thereafter
started practice as an Advocate in the High Court of
Allahabad and its Bench at Lucknow from 14.07.1979.
The matters he dealt with, inter alia, were Service,
Criminal, Constitutional, Consolidation, Excise and Company
During his distinguished career as a Legal Counsel, he worked
Special Counsel for State Election Commission and Chandra
Shekhar Azad University, Kanpur; and
As an Additional Advocate General of UP from 23.9.2003 and
argued many important cases.
In 2005 he was elevated as Hon’ble Judge, High Court of
Allahabad, Lucknow Bench – an acknowledgement of his
commitment, professional excellence and legal acumen.
As Hon’ble Judge, High Court he pronounced judgements on many
important issues, which were as varied as: Service,
Consolidation, Revenue, Criminal, Recovery, Excise and Company
Briefly put, he decided many :
matters of service relating to seniority in promotion,
dismissal from service and other allied
arising out of reservation in promotion and some of the cases
relating to appointment under the Dying-in-Harness Rules;
relating to appointment and promotion of Judicial Officers and
relating to consolidation, land acquisition, ceiling, rent
miscellaneous matters relating to mining, Committee of
Management; Co-operative Society;
matters relating to Indian Partnership Act;
not only the civil matters, but also decided the criminal
matters relating to Section 319 Cr.P.C., 482, 439 including
criminal appeals and issues
relating to violation of Electricity Act 2003;
matters relating to Company Act;
criminal appeals under Sections 306,
376, 498A, 304B IPC and
Act including quashing of FIR;
of constitutional importance: Election petitions relating to
Members of Parliament and Members of Legislative Assembly.
Sh. A.K. Singhal, Member
A K Singhal, a Member
of Indian Cost Accounts Service (ICoAS- 1983 batch) joined as
Member, Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission, New Delhi on
31st December, 2019. He is a Member of
Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, New Delhi,
besides he holds the
degrees of M.Sc (Finance) from University of Strathclyde,
Glasgow, United Kingdom, and
LL.B. from Agra University, Agra.
Shri Singhal carries with him rich and varied
experience in the field of Costing, Tariff Determination,
Project Management, Finance, Accountancy, Legal and
Administration for a period spanning more than thirty five
(35) years. He has
served in various Ministries of Govt. of India viz., Ministry
of Finance, Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Chemical &
Fertilizers, Ministry of Industry and Ministry of Food. He has
also served in National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority.
As additional Chief Adviser Cost and the head of Indian Cost
Accounts Service in the Department of Expenditure, Ministry of
Finance, he has played key role in evaluation and monitoring
of various infrastructure
projects of Power, Highways Water & Irrigation.
While serving in Ministry of Defence, he was instrumental in
determination of cost price/financial evaluation of various
acquisition proposals of Defence Public Sector Undertakings,
Ordnance Factories. He
has also dealt with various Defence Acquisition proposals in
respect of Air Force, Army, Navy, Coast Guard and DRDO for
ascertaining the reasonability of the prices. He was also a
Member of Committee constituted by the Prime Minister for
overseeing Defence Air Craft in the Ministry of Defence.
While serving in National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority as
an Advisor Pricing, his key role was to determine tariff and
fix the prices of essential medicines under provisions of Drug
(Price Control) order.
He rendered his professional expertise in the field of Costing
and Accounting, auditing to Central Board of Excise and Custom
to improve tax compliance.
He also updated audit standards in accordance with
Companies Act. He also served as General Manager Finance in
two Govt. Opium & Alkaloid factories.
While in Tariff Commission, Department of Industrial Policy
and Promotion, he has conducted various cost price studies,
tariff studies, energy audit studies, service sector studies,
system studies and studies on cost reduction and financial
management. He has
also headed various Committees in the Government of India.
Dr. A.K. Ambasht,
A.K. Ambasht, an officer of Indian Forest Service from AGMUT
cadre of 1987 batch has varied experience of working in
different organizations/departments in States as well as in
Government of India.
In the initial years of his service, while posted in Andaman &
Nicobar Islands and then to U.T. of Daman, Diu and Dadra &
Nagar Haveli he worked as Deputy Conservator of Forests with
various additional charges viz. Sales Tax, Fisheries,
Municipal Corporation, Tourism, Environment, Science &
In Goa, he held charge of Deputy Conservator of Forests and
then became Resident Commissioner of Goa in Delhi.
While on deputation, Dr. Ambasht also held various key
positions in States and Centre in Ministry of Human Resources,
Municipal Corporation of Delhi, Delhi Pollution Control
Committee (DPCC), Delhi Jal Board and Oil & Natural Gas
As Director of Technical Education, he played key role
establishing National Institute of Technical Teachers Training
Institutes. He, in
the capacity of Assessor & Collector of Delhi, launched online
assessment and collection of Property Tax which was awarded
best e-project by the Computer Society of India. As Member
Secretary, DPCC he ensured computerization of all records and
processes for online working and helped establishing six
online monitoring stations for air quality parameters.
During his stint as CVO in Delhi Jal Board and ONGC he
ensured transparency and took effective steps towards
preventive vigilance which helped the organisation achieve
Vigilance Excellence Award.
During this period, he also held additional charge of
Oil India, Gas Authority of India Ltd., Bharat Petroleum and
Balmer & Lawrie Co.
Dr. Ambasht, worked as Chairman of Technical Committee for
the finalization of auction of Schedule-I Coal Block Mines
which was supervised by the Supreme Court of India.
Dr. Ambasht has done Master’s
Degree in Botany from Kashi Naresh Post Graduate College
Gyanpur, Gorakhpur University.
He was awarded Ph. D. in Botany from Banaras Hindu
also holds M.Sc. in Forestry and has published 14 research
papers in various national and international journals.