RS Sharma appointed as new TRAI chairman

The Government of India has appointed IT Secretary, R S Sharma as the new chairman of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India.

A government order said that the appointments committee of the Indian Cabinet approved R S Sharma’s appointment for a period of 3 years.  R S Sharma replaces Rahul Khullar, who retired in May this year.

Ram Sewak Sharma joined the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) in 1978, and before becoming the IT secretary, he was Director General, UIDAI from 2009–2013. While he worked for the UIDAI, Sharma played a key role in laying its infrastructure and launched the Aadhar project across the country. Since the UID project was technology-driven, Sharma is believed to play an important role in taking India’s e-Governance drive further.

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