SK Gupta moved to broadcasting in TRAI, N Parameswaran to look after network services

NEW DELHI: S K Gupta, who was until now looking after broadband issues in the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), has been made the Principal Advisor in charge of Broadcasting issues.

He thus takes the place of N Parameswaran, who will now be looking after network services and licensing as Principal Advisor.

Telecom Ministry sources confirmed that the term of Parameswaran in TRAI is to expire later this year. He has been in the telecom sector since January 1980. He played a key role in the liberalisation of the telecom sector in India. He was the first executive director of the Information & Communication Technologies Authority, Mauritius, wherein he set up the Authority and facilitated the liberalisation of the ICT sector. He has held various positions in Department of Telecom and MTNL.  He joined TRAI in 2007 and was looking after broadcasting since 2009.

The term of TRAI chairman Rahul Khullar is also expiring in May this year. A 1975 batch IAS officer of Delhi cadre, Khullar succeeded J. S. Sarma in May 2012 for a three-year term. 

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