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TRAI shortlists 13 top officials for Chairman’s post

16-March-2009
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TRAI shortlists 13 top officials for Chairman’s post

Finance Secretary Arun Ramanathan, Telecom Secretary Siddhartha Behura, Consumer Affairs Secretary Yashwant Bhave, Maharashtra Chief Secretary Johny Joseph and former Power Secretary Anil Razdan are understood to be in the race for the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) Chairman.

Current Chairman Nipendra Misra retires on March 22 after a three-year stint. The Government in February 2009 had begun the process of appointing the new Chairman of TRAI by issuing an advertisement.

Senior TRAI officials have confirmed that a decision would be taken in the next five days.

The screening committee has shortlisted 13 of the 29 applications received for the post of TRAI Chairman, based on their experience and knowledge of the telecom sector.

The criteria for the Chairman’s post issued by the Government state is that the prospective candidate need not be from the Government. So far, TRAI Chairmen have been mostly retired IAS officers.

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