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Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Composition)

In this article we will discuss Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Composition)

In this article, we will discuss Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Composition). So, let’s get started.

Composition of TRAI

  • Members: The TRAI consists of a Chairperson, two whole-time members and two part-time members, all of which are appointed by the Government of India.
  • Tenure of Members: The Chairperson and other members shall hold their office for a term of three years or till the age of 65 years, whichever is earlier.
  • Chairperson: The Chairperson has the powers of general superintendence.
  • He/She presides over the meetings of the TRAI.
  • Vice-Chairperson: The Central Government may appoint one of the members of the Authority as the Vice-Chairperson of TRAI.
  • The vice-chairperson exercises and discharges the powers and functions of the Chairperson in his/her absence.
  • Removal of Members: The Central Government is empowered to remove any member of the TRAI, if he/she:
  • has been adjudged an insolvent
  • has been convicted of an offence which involves moral turpitude
  • has become physically or mentally incapable of acting as a member
  • has abused his/her position; rendering his/her continuance in office prejudicial to the public interest.

TRAI Meetings

  • The Chairperson has the power of organising the meetings at times. He/She presides over the meetings.
  • In the absence of the chairperson, the vice-chairperson presides over the meetings.
  • In the absence of a vice-chairperson, any member can be chosen from the authority to preside over the meeting.
  • The decisions in the meetings are taken by the majority vote of the members present.
  • In the event of an equality of votes, the Chairperson (or the member presiding the meeting) gives a second or casting vote

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