Vaghela to take over as the TRAI Chairman; He will succeed Sharma

Dr. P. D Vaghela, currently secretary in the Department of Pharmaceuticals has been appointed as the next Chairman of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, replacing R S Sharma who retires on September 30. The Appointment Committee of Cabinet has approved the appointment of Dr PD Vaghela.

Dr. Vaghela a 1986 IAS batch has been appointed for a period of three years. Vaghela was previously commissioner of commercial tax in Gujarat and played a crucial role in the roll out of the goods and services tax in 2017.

There are several challenges ahead for the new Chairman. With digital transformation being one of them he should see through that process and ensure that the telecom industry  becomes healthy and stronger under his leadership.




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