Telecom Regulatory Authority of India was established on 28.3.1997 under “The
Telecom Regulatory Authority of India Act 1997” and amended in 2000.
Powers and functions assigned to TRAI under the Act result inter alia in its activities
aimed at providing better access for general public to various services and encouragement
to the service providers to improve efficiency of operations and the quality and scope of
telecommunication services in the country.
TRAI’s mission is to create and nurture conditions for growth of telecommunications in
the country in a manner and a pace which will enable India to play a leading role in
emerging global information society.
One of the main objectives of TRAI is to provide a fair and transparent policy
environment which promotes a level playing field and facilitates fair competition.
In pursuance of the above objective, TRAI has issued from time to time a large number
of regulations, orders and directives to deal with issues coming before it and provided the
required direction to the evolution of Indian telecom market from a Government owned
monopoly to a multi operator multi service open competitive market.
The directions, orders and regulations issued cover a wide range of subjects including
tariff, inter connection and quality of service as well as governance of the Authority.
Information pertaining to Section 4 (1) b) under RTI Act, 2005 is as follows:
(i) The particulars of Organization, functions and duties
A Particulars of the Organization
(Section 3 of the TRAI Act)
(1) The organization called the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, was
established under the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India Act, 1997 (24 of 1997)
dated the 28th March, 1997.
(2) The Authority is a body corporate by the name aforesaid, having perpetual
succession and a common seal, with power, subject to the provisions of this Act, to
acquire, hold and dispose of property, both movable and immovable, and to contract, and
shall, by the said name, sue or be sued.
(3) The Authority consists of a Chairperson, and not more than two whole time
members and not more than two-part time members, to be appointed by the Central
(4) The head office of the Authority is at New Delhi.
B Functions of Authority
(Section 11 of the TRAI Act)
(1) Notwithstanding anything contained in the Indian Telegraph Act,1885 (13 of
1885), the functions of the Authority shall be to-
(a) make recommendations, either suo motu or on a request from the licensor, on the
following matters, namely:-
i. need and timing for introduction of new service provider;
ii. terms and conditions of license to a service provider;
iii. revocation of license for non-compliance of terms and conditions of
iv. measures to facilitate competition and promote efficiency in the operation
of telecommunication services so as to facilitate growth in such services.
v. technological improvements in the services provided by the service
vi. type of equipment to be used by the service providers after inspection of
equipment used in the network.
vii. measures for the development of telecommunication technology and any
other matter relatable to telecommunication industry in general;
viii. efficient management of available spectrum;
(b) discharge the following functions, namely:-
i. ensure compliance of terms and conditions of license;
ii. notwithstanding anything contained in the terms and conditions of the
license granted before the commencement of the Telecom Regulatory
Authority of India (Amendment) Act,2000, fix the terms and conditions of
inter-connectivity between the service providers;
iii. ensure technical compatibility and effective inter-connection between
different service providers.
iv. regulate arrangement amongst service providers of sharing their revenue
derived from providing telecommunication services;
v. lay down the standards of quality of service to be provided by the service
providers and ensure the quality of service and conduct the periodical
survey of such service provided by the service providers so as to protect
interest of the consumers of telecommunication services;
vi. lay down and ensure the time period for providing local and long distance
circuits of telecommunication between different service providers;
vii. maintain register of interconnect agreements and of all such other matters
as may be provided in the regulations;
viii. keep register maintained under clause (vii) open for inspection to any
member of public on payment of such fee and compliance of such other
requirement as may be provided in the regulations;
ix. ensure effective compliance of universal service obligations:
(c) levy fees and other charges at such rates and in respect of such services as may be
determined by regulations.
(d) perform such other functions including such administrative and financial
functions as may be entrusted to it by the Central Government or as may be necessary to
carry out the provisions of this Act:
PROVIDED that the recommendations of the Authority specified in clause (a) of this
sub-section shall not be binding upon the Central Government:
PROVIDED further that the Central Government shall seek the recommendations of the
Authority in respect of matters specified in sub-clauses (i) and (ii) of clause (a) of this
sub-section in respect of new licence to be issued to a service provider and the Authority
shall forward its recommendations within a period of sixty days from the date on which
that Government sought the recommendations:
PROVIDED also that the Authority may request the Central Government to furnish such
information or documents as may be necessary for the purpose of making
recommendations under sub-clauses (i) and (ii) of clause (a) of this sub-section and that
Government shall supply such information within a period of seven days from receipt of
PROVIDED also that the Central Government may issue a licence to a service provider if
no recommendations are received from the Authority within the period specified in the
second proviso or within such period as may be mutually agreed upon between the
Central Government and the Authority:
PROVIDED also that if the Central Government having considered that recommendation
of the Authority comes to a prima facie conclusion that such recommendation cannnot be
accepted or needs modifications, it shall, refer the recommendations back to the
Authority for its reconsideration, and the Authority may within fifteen days from the date
of receipt of such reference, forward to the Central Government its recommendation after
considering the reference made by the Government. After receipt of further
recommendation, if any, the Central Government shall take a final decision.
(2) Notwithstanding anything contained in the Indian Telegraph Act, 1885 (13 of
1885), the Authority may, from time to time, by order, notify in the Official Gazette the
rates at which the telecommunication services within India and outside India shall be
provided under this Act including the rates at which messages shall be transmitted to any
country outside India;
PROVIDED that the Authority may notify different rates for different persons or
class of persons for similar telecommunication services and where different rates
are fixed as aforesaid the Authority shall record the reasons therefor.
(3) While discharging its functions under sub-section (1) or subsection (2), the
Authority shall not act against the interest of the sovereignty and integrity of India, the
security of the State, friendly relations with foreign States, public order, decency or
(4) The Authority shall ensure transparency while exercising its powers and
discharging its functions.
(ii) The powers and duties of its officers and employees
A Powers of Authority to call for information conduct investigations, etc.
(Section 12 of the TRAI Act)
(1) Where the Authority considers it expedient so to do, it may, by order in writing.
(a) call upon any service provider at any time to furnish in writing such
information or explanation relating to its affairs as the Authority may
(b) appoint one or more persons to make an inquiry in relation to the affairs of
any service provider; and
(c) direct any of its officers or employees to inspect the books of account or
other documents of any service provider.
(2) Where any inquiry in relation to the affairs of a service provider has been
undertaken under sub-section (1)-
(a) every officer of the Government Department, if such service provider is a
department of the Government;
(b) every director, manager, secretary or other officer, if such service provider
is a company; or
(c) every partner, manager, secretary or other officer, if such service provider
is a firm; or
(d) every other person or body of persons who has had dealings in the course
of business with any of the persons mentioned in clauses (b) and (c),
shall be bound to produce before the Authority making the inquiry, all such books
of account or other documents in his custody or power relating to, or having a
bearing on the subject-matter of such inquiry and also to furnish to the Authority
with any such statement or information relating thereto, as the case may be,
required of him, within such time as may be specified.
(3) Every service provider shall maintain such books of account or other documents
as may be prescribed.
(4) The Authority shall have the power to issue such directions to service providers as
it may consider necessary for proper functioning by service providers.
B Powers of Authority to issue directions
(Section 13 of the TRAI Act)
The Authority may, for the discharge of its functions under sub-section (1) of section 11,
issue such directions from time to time to the service providers, as it may consider
PROVIDED that no direction under sub-section (4) of section 12 or under-thissection
shall be issued except on the matters specified in clause (b) of sub-section
(1) of section 11.
C Duties of Authority, its Officers and employees
The Chairperson has powers of general superintendence and directions in the
conduct of the affairs of the Authority and he, in addition to presiding over the meetings
of the Authority, exercises and discharges such powers and functions of the Authority
and discharges such other powers and functions as may be prescribed.
Members are responsible for all technical and administrative matter relating to
various issues arising out of performance and quality of service, access to
interconnections, revenue sharing, call charges / tariff, charging mechanism, IUC charges
The Secretariat of TRAI is headed by the Secretary who works through nine
functional Divisions – Mobile Network, Fixed Network, Converged Network, Quality of
Service, Broadcasting & Cable Services, Economic, Financial Analysis, Legal, and
Administration & Personnel. He looks after manpower planning, deployment,
promotions, transfers in accordance with laid down rules. He steers the effort for human
resource development & training. All proposals for consideration of the Authority are
processed through the Secretary. Secretary coordinates preparation, issue of agenda
papers for Authority meeting in consultation with Chairman. He organizes preparation of
minutes of Authority meeting and issue of regulations / directives / guidelines /
interventions in accordance with the decisions of Authority.
Office of the Chairperson – Shri Nripendra Misra, Chairperson
The Chairperson is assisted by the following officers and staff:-
1. Shri S.K. Dutta, Sr. P.P.S.
2. Shri Bhuvneshwar Kumar, P.A.
Office of the Member – Shri A.K. Sawhney, Member
The Member is assisted by the following officers:-
1. Shri B.R. Bhardwaj, Sr. P.P.S.
2. Shri S. B. Bhardwaj, P.S.
Office of the Member – To be appointed
Part Time Member – Prof. N. Balakrishnan
Part Time Member – To be appointed
Office of the Secretary – Shri Rajendra Singh, Secretary
The Secretary is assisted by the following officers and staff:-
1. Shri M.V. Narayanan Nambiar, P.P.S.
2. Shri R.K. Sinha, Sr. Research Officer
3 Shri Dinesh Sood, Section Officer
4. Shri R.V. Gopal, Assistant
Mobile Network (MN) Division
MN Division is headed by Shri Sudhir Gupta, Advisor who is responsible for
overall supervision of MN Division. The MN Division handles issues relating to
compliance of terms and conditions of various licences issued to mobile operators; fixing
terms/conditions of Interconnection and ensuring effective interconnection between
various service providers; recommendations related to various issues/aspects of mobile
services; ensuring compliance of matters relating to Universal Service Obligations and
efficient management of available spectrum for telecom services; preparation of
Quarterly PMR pertaining to mobile services and support to ITU/APT Study Group
Advisor (MN) is assisted by the following officers and staff:
1. Shri Prakash Veer, Dy. Advisor
2. Dr S.M. Sharma, Dy. Advisor
3. Shri S.M.K. Chandra, Sr. Research Officer
4. Smt. Sapna Sharma, Sr. Research Officer
5. Smt. Radha Vedagiri, Technical Officer
6. Shri Sumeet Hemrajani, Section Officer
7. Smt. Alka Kapoor, P.S.
8. Shri J.L. Mukhija, Assistant
9. Smt. Veena Chowdri, P.A.
Fixed Network (FN) Division
FN Division is headed by Shri S.N. Gupta, Principal Advisor who is responsible
for overall supervision of FN Division. The FN Division is responsible for determination
of Interconnection Usage Charge, Access Deficit Charge and regular review thereof;
monitoring of compliance of licence conditions of Basic, NLD and ILD services and
handling of all inter connection issues; quarterly PMR pertaining to fixed line services;
fixing terms/conditions of Interconnection and ensuring effective interconnection
between various service providers. The FN Division also provides support to ITU and
APT and SATRC Study Group Activities and GREX hotline and is also responsible for
monitoring of issues relating to interconnection in NGN and 3G.
Principal Advisor (FN) is assisted by the following officers and staff:-
1. Shri Arvind Kumar, Joint Advisor
2. Shri R.K. Gujral, Deputy Advisor
3. Shri K.J. Somashekara, Sr. Research Officer
4. Shri R.K. Sharma, Section Officer
5. Shri Vishwas Saxena, Assistant
6. Shri S. Ganesh, Assistant
7. Shri Sanjay Kumar, P.A.
Converged Network (CN) Division
CN Division is headed by Shri S.K. Gupta, Advisor who is responsible for overall
supervision of CN Division. The CN Division is responsible for dealing with technical
issues relating to convergence in telecommunication and IT Sector. The CN Division
also handles issues relating to Internet, Internet Telephony & VoIP, Broadband, IPv6,
NGN, CUG, Competition in IPLC and IP-II segment and monitoring the performance of
Internet Services Providers (ISP) including growth of Internet and Broadband Services on
periodical basis. This Division also compiles “The Indian Telecom Services Performance
Indicators Report” and publishes it on quarterly basis.
Advisor (CN) is assisted by the following officers and staff:-
1. Shri S.S. Chaudhry, Jt. Advisor
2. Shri V.K. Agarwal, Sr. Research Officer
3. Shri I. Joseph Manoharan, Section Officer
4. Smt. Meetu Gulati, Assistant
5. Smt. Lakshmi Narayanan, P.A.
6. Shri Molay Mukhopadhyay, P.A.
Quality of Service (QoS) Division
QoS Division is headed by Shri M.C. Chaube, Advisor who is responsible for
overall supervision of QoS Division. The QoS Division is responsible for laying down
the standards of quality of service to be provided by the service providers; ensure the
quality of service and conduct the periodical survey of such service provided by the
service providers so as to protect interest of the consumers of telecommunication service.
QoS Division is also responsible for maintaining register of inter-connect agreements and
of all such other matters as may be provided in the regulations. QoS Division also
handles matters relating to Radio Paging, PMRTS and VSAT service. Generic consumer
complaints are also attended to by the QoS Division.
Advisor (QoS) is assisted by the following officers and staff:-
1. Shri Shaji Abraham, Deputy Advisor
2. Shri S.C. Saxena, Sr. Research Officer
3. Shri R.K. Mishra, Sr. Research Officer
4. Shri G.R. Meena, Section Officer
5. Shri Alok Vohra, Assistant
6. Shri N.K. Chaudhary, Assistant
7. Smt. Shubha Sinha, Assistant
8. Shri R.K. Dhawan, P.A.
9. Shri Rajesh Kumar Vatsa, P.A.
Broadcasting & Cable Services (B&CS) Division
Shri Rakesh Kacker, Advisor (B&CS)-I and Shri RN Choubey, Advisor (B&CS)-
II are responsible for overall supervision of work of B&CS Division. The B&CS Division
is responsible for monitoring the interconnection, tariff, quality of service, licensing
issues relating to broadcasting and cable services; examination of issues relating to
modernization / digitalization of broadcasting services and introduction of new
broadcasting services; monitoring and follow up of complaints.
Advisors (B&CS) I & II are assisted by the following officers and staff:-
1. Shri Rakesh Gupta, Joint Advisor
2. Shri P.K. Ravi, Dy. Advisor
3. Shri C.P. Sharma, Sr. Research Officer
4. Shri R. Selvaraj, P.P.S.
5. Smt. Harinder Kaur, Section Officer
6. Shri R. Seetharaman, P.S.
7. Shri Manoj Kumar Verma, Assistant
8. Shri S. Ayannar, Assistant
9. Shri Sivaram Pillai, Assistant
10. Smt. Aparna Vats, Assistant
11. Smt. Lavanaya B., P.A.
Economic Division is headed by Shri M. Kannan, Advisor who is responsible for
overall supervision of Economic Division. The Economic Division advises the Authority
in the matter of framing appropriate tariff policy for telecom services from time to time;
fixation of tariffs for various telecom services in India that are under tariff regulation
which include tariff for Domestic Leased Circuits, International Private Leased Circuits
and National Roaming in cellular mobile services. The Economic Division also advises
the Authority on maters relating to fixation of cost based interconnection charges and on
measures to promote competition in various segments of telecommunication services
market in India.
Advisor (Eco.) is assisted by the following officers and staff:-
1. Shri K.V. Damodharan, Joint Advisor
2. Shri K.V. Sebastian, Deputy Advisor
3. Shri A. N. Saxena, Sr. Research Officer
4. Shri K. Chandra Choodan, Sr. Research Officer
5. Shri Peeyush Kapasi, Technical Officer
6. Smt. Sonia Madan, Section Officer
7. Shri P.O. Abraham, P.S.
8. Shri Shailesh, Assistant
9. Shri Ashwani Batra, Assistant
10. Shri Jitender Kapoor, P.A.
11. Shri A.K. Khosla, P.A.
Financial Analysis (FA) & Internal Finance & Accounts (IFA) Division
FA&IFA Division is headed by Smt. Indu Liberhan, Principal Advisor who is
responsible for overall supervision of FA&IFA Division. The FA&IFA Division is
responsible for providing advice on all aspects relating to cost methodologies and costing
of telecom services, accounting separation, and analysis of financial statements of service
providers etc. Principal Advisor (FA) is internal Financial Advisor of TRAI and renders
advice to the Authority on all financial matters, income & expenditure accounts, financial
auditing and scrutiny of financial transactions.
Principal Advisor (FA&IFA) is assisted by the following officers and staff:-
1. Shri Sunil Gupta, Dy. Advisor (FA)
2. Shri J.S. Bhatia, Dy. Advisor (A&B)
3. Shri Mathew Palamattam, Dy. Advisor (A/cs)
4. Shri Anil K. Dhingra, Sr. Research Officer (FA)
5. Shri Manoj Kumar Misra, Sr. Research Officer (FA)
6. Shri S.S. Panwar, Sr. Research Officer (A/cs)
7. Smt. Ritu Pathak Kulshreshtha, Technical Officer (FA)
8. Shri Balram Jain, Technical Officer (Internal Auditor)
9. Shri Manish Negi, Section Officer (A/cs)
10. Shri Giri Raj Kumar, P.S.
11. Smt. Neena Mohindra, Assistant
12. Km. Reevey Christy, Assistant
13. Shri Rajesh Narayan, Assistant
Legal Division is headed by Principal Advisor/Advisor (currently vacant) who is
responsible for rendering legal advice to the Authority on all regulatory issues. The Legal
Division manages all litigation matters in which TRAI is a party.
Principal Advisor/Advisor (Legal) is assisted by the following officers and staff:-
1. Shri D.K. Gupta, Joint Advisor
2. Shri V.M. Rathnam, Dy. Advisor
3. Shri S.B. Singh, Dy. Advisor
4. Shri I.C. Sharma, Section Officer
5. Shri Virender Makhija, P.S.
6. Shri Rajat Kumar Sharma, Assistant
7. Smt Latha Kumari VV, Assistant
8. Shri D. Narasimha Rao, P.A.
Administration & Personnel (A&P) Division
A&P Division is headed by Shri Rajan Singla, Advisor who is responsible for all
administrative and personnel functions which include planning and control of human
resource development in TRAI. A&P Division has the responsibility of management and
control of activities of GA section, PR section, LAN section and Consumer Affairs
section. Advisor (A&P) in his capacity as Management Representative is also responsible
for conducting and coordinating management review of Quality Management System in
Advisor (A&P) is assisted by the following officers and staff:-
1. Shri A.K. Tewari, Joint Advisor
2. Shri Mathew Palamattam, Dy. Advisor (CA) & CPIO
3. Shri Sarvjeet Singh, Sr. Research Officer (A&P)
4. Shri M.K. Mishra, Sr. Research Officer (GA)
5. Smt. R. Gayathri, Sr. Research Officer (PR)
6. Shri Surendra Chawla, Sr. Research Officer (Finance)
7. Shri V.K. Saxena, Sr. Research Officer (LAN)
8. Shri Prakash Kirtani, P.P.S.
9. Shri Raghubir Singh, P.P.S.
10. Shri M.D. Pathak, Technical Officer (A&P)
11. Shri Ananthakrishanan V., Technical Officer (Finance)
12. Shri J.S. Nagarkoti, Technical Officer (OL)
13. Shri S.K. Das, Section Officer (GA)
14. Shri A.K. Nandy, Section Officer (LAN)
15. Shri Hem Chander, Section Officer (PR)
16. Shri A.K. Sharan, Section Officer (CA) & CAPIO
17. Shri Dinesh Chandra, Section Officer (MR)
18. Smt. Prakash Rani Chawla, Librarian
19. Smt. S. Krishnaveni, P.S.
20. Shri S. Peer Mohamed, Assistant (A&P)
21. Shri R. Ramanujam, Assistant (A&P)
22. Shri T.U. Gopinathan Nair, Assistant (A&P)
23. Shri Benny Francis, Assistant (GA)
24. Shri N.R. Sekar Raju, Assistant (GA)
25. Smt. S Usha Kumari, Assistant (Reception)
26. Smt. P. Kumar, Assistant (LAN)
27. Shri M.S. Rawat, Assistant (LAN)
28. Shri Praveen Saxena, Assistant (PR)
29. Shri Vijay Khanna, Assistant (PR)
30. Smt. Bindu S. Kumar, Assistant (CA)
31. Shri Azad Singh Khandsaiya, Cashier
32. Smt P Janaki, Assistant (Finance)
33. Shri S.R. Bhaskar, Assistant (MR)
34. Shri R.V. Singh, Assistant
35. Shri Rajender Kumar, P.A.
36. Smt. Shalini Katoch, PA.
37. Shri Phool Singh Choudhary, P.A.
38. Shri K. Shravan, LDC (Caretaker)
39. Shri Chander Bali, LDC
40. Smt. Anju Kandwal, LDC
41. Smt. Sathi Ramakrishnan, LDC
42. Shri Anil Kr. Kaushal, LDC/Hindi Typist
The number of staff employed as Attendant, Staff Car Driver, PCM Operator,
Despatch Rider are given as under:-
1. Attendant – 8
2. Staff Car Driver – 14
3. PCM Operator – 2
4. Despatch Rider – 1
A.. The procedure followed in the decision making process, including channels
of supervision and accountability
The necessary staff support is given by the dealing hands in Sections to the
officers and Advisors in the Divisions to analyze the issues and references and take
decisions on the basis of data base, reports and rules/regulations as applicable. The
Advisors are accountable for the functioning of their Division to the Secretary. Wherever
necessary, Consultants are also engaged. The Secretary is responsible for over all
functioning of all the nine divisions and accords the necessary support of the Secretariat
of TRAI to the Authority in discharging its functions and taking policy decisions. The
Authority discharges its functions in the meetings held as per the TRAI Meetings for
Transaction of Business Regulation, 1999.
The recommendations, directions, and orders relating to obligations falling within
the jurisdiction of the Authority are formulated based on studies conducted, consultation
process with the representatives of service providers, consumers advocacy groups etc.
Channels of supervision and accountability is as given in the Organization Chart at
(iv) The norms set by it for the discharge of its functions
TRAI discharges its functions in accordance with Powers and Functions of the
Authority as specified in Chapter III of TRAI Act 1997.
A.. The rules, regulations, instructions, manuals and records used by it or
under its control
TRAI functions through consultation papers, orders / directions,
recommendations, and regulations, the details of which are available on TRAI’s website:
A.. A statement of the categories of the documents held by it or under its control
The information pertaining to categories of documents that are held by TRAI or
under its control is same as in Sl. (v) above and the following:
1. Performance Indicator Reports of various services
2. Reports received from service providers on Quality of Service
3. Reports of periodical survey conducted by TRAI on QoS through independent
4. Register of Interconnection Agreements
5. Accounting Separation Reports and Manuals of Telecom Services Providers
6. Annual Reports of TRAI
7. The Right to Information Act, 2005
8. TRAI’s Quality Manual – ISO 9001:2000
A.. The particulars of any arrangement that exists for consultation with, or
representation by the members of the public, in relation to the formulation
of policy or implementation thereof
The recommendations, directions etc are based on the consultation process where
views and opinions of all the stakeholders i.e. service providers, experts, consumer
organizations etc. are taken into consideration. In addition, TRAI addresses
grievances/representations of general public/consumers on issues of common interest.
Open House Discussions are held in major cities in connection with consultation on
specific issues. Similarly, Consumer Advocacy Group meetings are organized to address
the interest of the consumers.
(ix) A directory of Authority, its officers and employees
A directory of Authority and its Officers is as under:-
S.No. Name (S/Sh.) Designation Off. Phone No.
1 Nripendra Misra Chairman 26161236, 26103409
2 A.K. Sawhney Member 26101833, 26101899
3 Prof. N. Balakrishnan Part-Time Member 080-23600129
S.No. Name (S/Sh./Smt.) Designation Off. Phone No.
1 Rajendra Singh Secretary 26167448
2 Smt. Indu Liberhan Pr. Advisor (FA) 26161856
3 Dr Harshavardhana Singh Pr. Advisor (On Deputation)
4 S.N. Gupta Pr. Advisor (FN) 26166930
5 Shri V. K. Bhasin Pr. Advisor (LEGAL) 26184367
6 M.C. Chaube Advisor (QoS) 26160404
7 M. Kannan Advisor (Eco) 26160752
8 Sudhir Gupta Advisor (MN) 26106118
9 Rajan Singla Advisor (A&P) 26101852
10 Rakesh Kacker Advisor (B&CS) – I 26713291
11 R.N. Choubey Advisor (B&CS) – II 26171509
12 S.K. Gupta Advisor (CN) 26167914
13 S.S. Choudhry Jt. Advisor (CN) 26102017
14 Rakesh Gupta Jt. Advisor (B&CS) 26713364
15 A.K. Tewari Jt. Advisor (A&P) & CPIO 26101622
16 K.V. Damodharan Jt. Advisor (Eco) 26714377
17 D.K. Gupta Jt. Advisor (Legal) 26167024
18 Arvind Kumar Jt. Advisor (FN) 26160209
19 Prakash Veer Dy. Advisor (MN) 26168918
20 Dr. S.M. Sharma Dy. Advisor (MN) 26160481
21 Ashish Narayan Dy. Advisor, On assign. to ITU
22 P.K. Ravi Dy. Advisor (B&CS) 26713303
23 Jatinder S. Bhatia Dy. Advisor (A&B) 26102253
24 Mathew Palamattam Dy. Adv.(A/cs)&CA 26101669
25 K.V. Sebastian Dy. Advisor (Eco) 26714376
26 V.M. Rathnam Dy. Advisor (Legal) 26176793
27 Surendra Bahadur Singh Dy. Advisor (Legal) 26160822
28 Rakesh Kumar Gujral Dy. Advisor (FN) 26102450
29 Shaji Abraham Dy. Advisor (QoS) 26185228
30 Sushil Kumar Dutta Sr. P.P.S. to Chairperson 26161236
31 Baldev Raj Bharadwaj Sr. P.P.S. to Member (AKS) 26101833
The remaining officers and staff can be contacted through the official telephone
number of TRAI i.e. 26103466.
(x) The monthly remuneration received by each of its officers, and employees,
including the system of compensation as provided in its regulations
The pay scales of Authority, its officers and staff is as under:
Chairperson Rs. 30000/- Fixed
Member Rs. 26000/- Fixed
Secretary/Principal Advisor Rs. 22400-525-24500
Advisor/Spl. Advisor Rs. 18400-500-22400
Joint Advisor Rs. 14300-400-18300
Deputy Advisor Rs. 12000-375-16500
Senior Research Officer Rs. 10000-325-15200
Technical Officer Rs. 8000-275-13500
Section Officer Rs. 6500-200-10500
Assistant Rs. 5500-175-9000
Senior Principal Private Secretary Rs. 12000-375-16500
Principal Private Secretary Rs. 10000-325-15200
Private Secretary Rs. 6500-200-10500
Personal Assistant Rs. 5500-175-9000
Assistant Accounts Officer Rs. 7450-225-11500
Junior Accounts Officer Rs. 6500-200-10500
Librarian Rs. 6500-200-10500
Despatch Rider Rs. 3050-75-3950-80-4590
Photo Copy Machine Operator Rs. 3050-75-3950-80-4590
Driver Grade I Rs. 4000-100-6000
Driver Rs. 3050-75-3950-80-4590
Lower Division Clerk Rs. 3050-75-3950-80-4590
Attendant / Group D Rs. 2550-55-2660-60-3200
The total remuneration includes Basic Pay, DP, DA, HRA, CCA as per
(xiv) Details of the information available to, or held by it, reduced in an electronic
The information available to or held by TRAI in electronic form is available on
the website of TRAI – http://www.trai.gov.in
(xv) The particulars of facilities available to citizens for obtaining information,
including the working hours of a library or reading room, if maintained for public use
Citizens can obtain information from CPIO, website, Press Releases, Quality
Performance Indicators, Open House Discussions, and through Registered Consumer
(xvi) The names, designations and other particulars of the Public Information
Names, designations and other particulars of Central Public Information officer
and Central Assistant Public Information Officer and the Appellate Authority are given
as under :
Shri Arun Kumar Tewari
Central Public Information Officer and Jt. Advisor
Telecom Regulatory Authority of India
A-2/14, Safdarjung Enclave,
Tele : 011-26101622
Fax : 011-26103294
e-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Shri Abhay Kumar Sharan
Central Assistant Public Information Officer and Section Officer
Telecom Regulatory Authority of India
A-2/14 Safdarjung Enclave
Fax : 011-26103294
Smt. Indu Liberhan, Pr. Advisor (FA & IFA)
Telecom Regulatory Authority of India
A-2/14, Safdarjung Enclave, (TRAI House), New Delhi 110 029
Tele: 011- 26101856
(xvii) Such other information as may be prescribed
No other information is considered necessary to be made available.
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