The PMO may name the new Chairman TRAI at any point of time now. The countdown for selection of TRAI Chairman ends today as Rahul Khullar (Rtd IAS:1975:UT), the incumbent Chairman of TRAI, completed his tenure on May 13.
If some highly placed sources are any guides the tie for the coveted post of Chairman, TRAI seems between R S Sharma (IAS:1978:JH) and M F Farooqui (IAS:1978:TN). The PMO is expected to take a final and name the new Chairman TRAI today.
Search Committee (headed by Cabinet Secretary Ajit Seth) had interviewed seven short-listed candidates last week namely; Ram Sevak Sharma (Secretary, Electronics & IT), Bimal Julka (I&B Secretary), Rajeev Kher (Commerce Secretary), R K Mathur (Defence Secretary), Rakesh Singh (Steel Secretary) and M F Farooqui (former Telecom Secretary).