Tie between R S Sharma & M F Farooqui for TRAI Chairman?

TRAI Officers

TRAI Officers

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).


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