an economist, will have to carefully balance these burning
issues. The telecom operators have been lobbying for a change
in regime as Sarma has been firm on the formula Trai has
recommended for the auction of 2G airwaves.
television industry will anxiously wait to see if the new
chairman will defer the digitisation deadline of 30 June
for the four metros of Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai.
had worked closely with then Finance Minister Manmohan Singh
during 1991-1993 as his private secretary.
commerce secretary, Khullar worked for trade normalisation
between India and Pakistan. He had been successful in implementing
measures that helped exports cross the $300-billion mark
in 2011-12. He has also negotiated India's stance at WTO
and various other multilateral pacts.
is understood that former DIPP Secretary R P Singh, Defence
Production Secretary Shekhar Agarwal, Fertiliser Secretary
Ajay Bhattacharya, former Department of Telecom member (Technology)
Chandra Prakash, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation Commissioner
Subodh Kumar, former Secretary (Defence Finance) Indu Liberhan
and Vijayalakshmi K Gupta were also in race for the post.