Major General KT Gajria

Major General KT Gajria

Major General KT Gajria

ADJUDICATION OF CONTRACTUAL DISPUTES: ARBITRATION & CONCILLIATION MECHANISM

PROFESSIONAL SNAPSHOT

A dynamic professional with over 4 decades of experience in site execution, and Mega Project/Programme management. Possesses rich experience in arbitration, conciliation and dispute resolution mechanisms. Have been executing and spearheading projects involving method engineering, development, contract administration & resource planning and have a flair for adopting modern methodologies in compliance to quality standards. Deft at managing contracts. Possesses excellent communication & interpersonal skills with strong analytical, team building, problem solving and organizational abilities.

PROFICIENCY MATRIX

  • Strategic Planning & Management
  • Programme Management
  • Contract Management
  • Vendor Management
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Arbitration & Conciliation

SELF ENHANCEMENT PROGRAMS

  • Advance Course in Management from All India Management Association.
  • Internal Auditor Training Course from Bureau of Indian Standards.
  • Advance Certificate Course in Arbitration and Dispute Resolution in Contracts.
  • Independent Directors Course at MDI Gurgaon
  • Workshop on Dispute Boards org by World Bank/ Indian Council of Arbitration.

TECHNICAL PAPERS PUBLISHED

  • A number of papers published in the field of resource/ project and programme management.

FUNCTIONAL SKILLS

  • Managing overall operations for executing projects within cost & time norms; participating in project review meetings for evaluating project progress & de-bottlenecking.
  • Formulating operating budgets.
  • Preparing & floating of tenders to contractors/sub contractors, evaluation of offers, techno-commercial discussion & finalization of contracts in view of project schedule.
  • Settling of all techno-commercial disputes / clarifications during execution of projects.
  • Deploying review systems to manage execution as per effective techno-economic feasibility.
  • Material Planning & developing vendors for obtaining timely procurement of materials & equipments at cost effective prices to ensure smooth execution of projects.
  • Ensuring suitable deployment & timely availability of manpower (designers & engineers).
  • Anchoring on-site construction and subsequent maintenance activities to ensure profitable completion and operation of project.
  • Designing and implementing stringent systems and quality plans / manuals to ensure high quality standards during all the stages of project from concept to completion and subsequent operation and maintenance of projects in all including PPP scenarios.
  • Liaisioning with Stake Holders including Lenders for determining technical specifications, approvals and obtaining statutory clearances.
  • Acquisition of land for the projects.

CAREER RECITAL

KEY ASSIGNMENTS HANDLED DURING LAST 40 YEARS
Sept 17- Till Date : Arbitration & Concilliation of Contractual Disputes.

Sept 09- Till Aug 2017 : Principal Engr/Senior Vice President in Private Sector Ltd Companies engaged in Programme Management on a Mega Scale.

  • Jun 07 – Aug’09 – Additional Director General ( Works & Technical Examination Corps of Engrs Army)
    Presiding over Price Negotiating Committees for acquisition of equipment out of Capital Budget
  • Formulation and laying down of Policy Guidelines in consultation with Ministry and Central Vigilance Commission for the Quality Assurance of all the Works.
  • Conduct Technical Quality Audit of all works services to bringing about improvements in design specifications and delivery of the end product in infrastructure as per the latest technological advancement.
  • Networking and coordination with all Engg Organisations of the country for above works
  • Sanction & monitoring of Capital Works to the tune of Rs 3000 Crores annually.

Jul’03 – Jun’07 – Chief Engineer Border Roads Organisation

  • Planned and executed runway resurfacing and other infrastructure works with new materials.
  • Close liaison and coordination with Ministry of Roads , Surface Transport and Highways and other authorities for various approvals and clearances for infrastructure Projects.

May’95-Jun’03 – Chief Engineer Assam Rifles and Border Roads Organisation

  • Planning and execution of infrastructure works costing approx Rs 300 Crores
  • Planning & supervision of the prestigious Projects in Bhutan

Apr’93-Apr’95 – Dy. Chief Engineer, DRDO

  • Planning and handling the acquisition of land and execution of important time bound civil work building projects of National importance costing approximately Rs 800 Crores at various locations
    May’90-Mar’93 – Garrison Engineer/Executive Engineer, Projects, Sriganganagar
  • Specially selected for integrated planning and execution of turnkey projects including civil works and M&E services in the newly developed cantonment at Sriganganagar.

Commenced career from Dec 75 – Apr 90 and held important Civil Engg assignments to include instructor (Asst Prof) in Engg.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Member Six Technical Committees of Indian Roads Congress and credited with publication of large number of codes of practice in the field in Highway sector.
  • Fellow of the Indian Institute of Technical Arbitrators

SELECTED ATTAINMENTS

  • Adjudicated as Sole Arbitrator/Member Arbitral Tribunal in over 65 Cases of disputes in various Projects and was Respondent / Claimant in over 135 number of cases.
  • Appointed as Presiding Arbitrator heading an Arbitration Tribunal in a case of contractuals dispute.
  • Appointed Sole Arbitrator in a contractual dispute by MGO’s Branch AHQ
  • Appointed as Chairman DAB for a Contract in Kota by NHAI & BSRDC Patna
  • Appointed Member in an Arbitration Tribunal of EPI Vs IRVNL
  • Appointed Sole Arbitrator in a case of disputes by EPI
  • Meritoriously bagged the Best Efficiency Shield in BRO as Cdr. Border Road Task Force for 3 consecutive years from 1995 to 1998 by Defence Minister / Defence Secretary. This is record achievement in BRO till date.

Construction and Engineering, M&A Disputes, Mediation

40 years

Indian Council of Arbitration.
Institution of Engineers, India.
Indian Institution of Bridge Engineers.
Indian Roads Congress.
Indian Buildings Congress.
All India Management Association.
Member Governing Council of Indian Buildings Congress (IBC) in ninth term consecutively.
Member Building Engineering and Specifications committee (BESC) of IBC.
Empaneled (At S.No 200) as Arbitrator with Speedy and Affordable Redressal of Disputes (SAROD).
Empaneled as Arbitrator with Indian Council of Arbitration./MGO’sBranch/ Indian Roads Congress (IRC)/DDA/ Indian Institute of Technical Arbitrators, Engineering Projects(India),IVRNL and other PSUs
Applied for Empanelment as Arbitrator with Delhi High Court, Indian Buildings Congress and other prestigious organisations.

Masters in Management Studies (MMS) from Osmania University, Secunderabad.
E. (Building Engineering & Management) from School of Planning and Architecture Delhi.
Sc. (Civil Engineering) from Delhi College of Engineering, Delhi.

English, Hindi
2nd K/ 51 Lajpat Nagar 2,

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