Pharma secy P D Vaghela to take over as new Trai chairman from R S Sharma

Topics TRAI  | telecom sector | Vodafone

Vaghela is currently secretary, department of pharmaceuticals (DoP), under the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers | Photo credit: PSU Watch
The Appointments Comm­ittee of the Cabinet on Monday na­med P D Vaghela the new chair­man of the Telecom Reg­ul­a­tory Authority of India (Trai).

 

Vaghela, a Gujarat cadre IAS, will replace R S Sharma, who demits office on September 30, after a five-year tenure. “The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the appointment of P D Vaghela, IAS (GJ: 1986), secretary, Department of Pharmaceuticals, as chairperson of Trai for a period of three years or until he attains the age of 65, or until further orders, whichever is the earliest,” the Department of Personnel and Training in a notification said.

 

Vaghela is currently working as secretary, Department of Pharmaceuticals, under the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, and had earlier served as commissioner of commercial tax in Gujarat.

 

He was also instrumental in bringing the goods and services tax (GST) regime into effect in 2017. Sharma, on the other hand, will complete a rare five-year term at the office, after his tenure was extended by two years in August 2018.

 


Dear Reader,


Business Standard has always strived hard to provide up-to-date information and commentary on developments that are of interest to you and have wider political and economic implications for the country and the world. Your encouragement and constant feedback on how to improve our offering have only made our resolve and commitment to these ideals stronger. Even during these difficult times arising out of Covid-19, we continue to remain committed to keeping you informed and updated with credible news, authoritative views and incisive commentary on topical issues of relevance.

We, however, have a request.

As we battle the economic impact of the pandemic, we need your support even more, so that we can continue to offer you more quality content. Our subscription model has seen an encouraging response from many of you, who have subscribed to our online content. More subscription to our online content can only help us achieve the goals of offering you even better and more relevant content. We believe in free, fair and credible journalism. Your support through more subscriptions can help us practise the journalism to which we are committed.

Support quality journalism and subscribe to Business Standard.

Digital Editor

Business Standard is now on Telegram.
For insightful reports and views on business, markets, politics and other issues, subscribe to our official Telegram channel