DECEMBER 9, 2022
Governance

Former Railway Board Chairman Anil Kumar Lahoti appointed as TRAI Chief by Central Government

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New Delhi: According to a recent directive issued by the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Government of India has appointed Anil Kumar Lahoti, a retired IRSE (1984) and former Chairman and CEO of the Railway Board, as the Chairman of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI). The appointment is effective for three years from the date he assumes office, until he turns 65, or until further orders.

The TRAI chairman position had been vacant for four months following the retirement of P D Vaghela on September 30. Lahoti's extensive career in railways spans over 36 years, with notable roles across various railways and the Railway Board.

Educationally, Lahoti holds a Civil Engineering degree with a Gold Medal from Madhav Institute of Technology and Science, Gwalior, and a Master of Engineering in Structures from the University of Roorkee (now IIT Roorkee).

His achievements include a successful tenure as the General Manager of Central Railway, marked by significant growth in freight and parcel traffic, as well as substantial revenue increase through innovative non-fare avenues, as reported by the Ministry of Railways.