Trai chief RS Sharma gets 2-year extension


New Delhi: The Centre on Thursday extended the tenure of the current Trai chairman R.S. Sharma by two years till September 2020. He was retiring this week.

“The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved reappointment of Ram Sewak Sharma as chairperson of TRAI for a further period beyond August 10, 2018 upto September 30, 2020, i.e. the date on which he attains the age of 65 years,” said an order issued by the personnel

It said that necessary communication in this regard has been sent to the telecom department.

Mr Sharma was named as the Trai chief for a three-year period in in July 2015.  He has also worked as director general of the UIDAI or Aadhaar.