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RS Sharma to Hold the Chairman Chair of TRAI

R.S. Sharma

R.S. Sharma to be the new chairman of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI); the appointments has been made by the Union Government. To the latest learning, Govt has inducted Sharma for a period of three years or until further orders, whichever is the earliest.

A look at R.S. Sharma folio

He is a 1978 batch IAS officer of the Jharkhand cadre. He has played a major role in implementing Aadhaar project and designing a roadmap for the government’s Digital India programme. He is credited also to have designed key digital services, such as digital locker, digitize India and fast execution of schemes to push electronics manufacturing in the country.

Since the retirement of Rahl Khullar, the position of TRAI Chairman was vacant.

Sharma’s appointment comes at a time when there is a debate over net neutrality and TRAI has to give its view on the same to the government.

Further, he will have to work on enhancing quality of service by telecom operators across the country.


Niloy Banerjee

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