Telecom Regulatory Authority of India Chairman RS Sharma was due to retire this 7 days, leaving at the rear of a combined legacy — nevertheless, a re-appointment has occur through and leaves Sharma with two extra yrs in this function. Though he is praised for the regulator’s stance on net neutrality, which was formulated by a transparent and open up approach involving a large amount of feedback from stakeholders and people, Sharma also drew criticism for his statements in assist of Aadhaar — not astonishing as he was beforehand the Running Director, UIDAI. Most a short while ago, Sharma was in the news for sharing his Aadhaar number on Twitter, and daring safety scientists to show that it could harm him.
Irrespective of a substantial selection of people today sharing his own details, Sharma refused to acknowledge harm, even as the UIDAI went on to tweet that persons should not share their Aadhaar variety in public. With his retirement in the offing, Sharma appeared set to make an exit just after this very last brush with controversy, but a government get late on Thursday has improved matters.
The order, submitted on August 9, merely states that the Appointments Committee of the Cupboard has authorised the re-appointment of Ram Sevak Sharma IAS (Retd.) as the Chairperson, TRAI, for a more interval from August 10, 2018, to September 30, 2020, which is when he reaches 65 yrs of age or until finally more orders, whichever is previously.
The Jharkand IAS cadre officer had also worked with the government of Jharkhand, and left UIDAI to join as Main Secretary to the point out in 2013, just before relocating to TRAI in 2015.