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PD VAGHELA APPOINTED AS NEW TRAI CHAIRMAN

PD VAGHELA APPOINTED AS NEW TRAI CHAIRMAN

Context

Dr P. D. Vaghela has been appointed as the Chairman of Telecom Regulatory Authority of India- TRAI.

Details

  • The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the appointment of  P. D. Vaghela as the Chairman of Telecom Regulatory Authority of India- TRAI.
  • He will succeed R.S. Sharma.

About Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, TRAI.

  • It is a statutory body set up by the Government of India under section 3 of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India Act, 1997.
  • It is the regulator of the telecommunications sector in India.
  • It consists of a Chairperson and not more than two full-time members and not more than two part-time members.
  • The TRAI Act 2000, established a Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) to take over the adjudicatory and disputes functions from TRAI.

About Statutory Body

  • It is also known as a non-constitutional body.
  • It is set up by a parliament.
  • They are authorized to pass the law and take the decision on the behalf of the state or country.
  • They have official permission for Legislation i.e process of enacting laws.

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