Shri. Deshpande joined the erstwhile MSEB in the year 1997 as an Executive Engineer at Aurangabad. Thereafter, he got several promotions & held various posts from Superintending Engineer to Chief Engineer since 2007. Later in 2009, he was appointed as the Executive Director (Commercial) through the direct recruitment process. In addition to this, he also serves as a Part-time Director of the Uttar Haryana Power Distribution Company.
Mr. Deshpande is actively involved in the management of various activities right from Technical, Commercial and Financial to Power Regulatory Policy Decision making and Human Resource etc. He is considered as the commercial and Regulatory Policy expert in the power sector.