Telecom Regulatory Authority of India Chairman RS Sharma was once because of retire this week, leaving at the back of a combined legacy — alternatively, a re-appointment has come via and leaves Sharma with two extra years on this function. Whilst he’s praised for the regulator’s stance on internet neutrality, which was once advanced via a clear and open procedure involving a large number of comments from stakeholders and customers, Sharma additionally drew grievance for his statements in fortify of Aadhaar — no longer sudden as he was once up to now the Managing Director, UIDAI. Maximum not too long ago, Sharma was once within the information for sharing his Aadhaar quantity on Twitter, and bold safety researchers to end up that it will hurt him.
Regardless of an enormous selection of folks sharing his non-public knowledge, Sharma refused to recognize hurt, even because the UIDAI went directly to tweet that individuals will have to no longer percentage their Aadhaar quantity in public. Together with his retirement within the offing, Sharma gave the impression set to make an go out after this remaining brush with controversy, however a central authority order past due on Thursday has modified issues.
The order, filed on August nine, merely states that the Appointments Committee of the Cupboard has authorized the re-appointment of Ram Sevak Sharma IAS (Retd.) because the Chairperson, TRAI, for an additional duration from August 10, 2018, to September 30, 2020, which is when he reaches 65 years of age; or till additional orders, whichever is previous.
The Jharkand IAS cadre officer had additionally labored with the federal government of Jharkhand, and left UIDAI to sign up for as Leader Secretary to the state in 2013, ahead of transferring to TRAI in 2015.