Dr. PD Vaghela has been appointed as the new Chairman of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI). The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the name of Dr. PD Vaghela for this post. Vaghela's term will be for three years.
The order regarding the appointment of Dr. Vaghela to the post said, "The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has given its approval for the appointment of Dr. PD Vaghela, a 1986 batch IAS officer of Gujarat cadre as TRAI chairman. His term will be effective for three years or till the age of 65 or until further orders (whichever is earlier). '
Vaghela is counted among the few officials who played a key role in the implementation of GST. Vaghela, an IAS officer of Gujarat cadre, currently serves as the secretary in the pharmaceuticals department. He will take over as TRAI chairman on October 1.
It is to be told that Vaghela will replace RS Sharma, who is retiring on 30 September. RS Sharma, a 1978 batch IAS officer, was appointed to the post in August 2015. He is the only chairperson whose tenure was extended for two years in August 2018.