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Rita A Taeotia strongest contender for TRAI Chairman

By IndianMandarins- 15 Sep 2020


If some well-placed sources are to be believed the incumbent Chairman of FSSAI and former Union Commerce Secretary Ms Rita A Taeotia (Retd IAS:1981:GJ) is considered as the foremost choice for the post of Chairman, Telecommunication Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI). Though few others too have been in consideration zone. The post is falling vacant on 30 September 2020; the day Ram Sewak Sharma (Retd IAS:1978:JH) attains the age of 65. 

He was in July 2015 named as the TRAI chief for a three-year period ending 10.08.2018.

Sharma, the high-profile Chairman of TRAI, became the first Chairman of TRAI to get a second term since the inception of the authority in 1997.

A day before he was due to demit the office he was re-appointment as chairperson, TRAI for a further period beyond 10.8. 2018 up to 30.09.2020 i.e. the date on which he attains the age of 65.

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