India government has appointed PD Vaghela, secretary, department of pharmaceuticals, as the new TRAI chairman for a period of three years or until he attains the age of 65 years, whichever is earlier.
PD Vaghela is an IAS officer of 1986 batch from Gujarat cadre.
TRAI chairman RS Sharma’s tenure ends on September 30. RS Sharma served for a period of five years as his tenure was extended by two years.
“The industry is keenly looking for the leadership and support of the regulator and government for creating a more stable regulatory environment which is essential for further growth of the Digital Services sector. This is essential to enable the realisation and timely achievement of the Government’s targets specified in the NDCP 2018,” said SP Kochhar, director general of COAI.