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.
- 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