TRAI chief RS Sharma gets 2-year extension

New Delhi: TRAI chief Ram Sewak Sharma was on Thursday given two-year extension, a day before his term was to end, according to an official order. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved reappointment of Sharma as chairperson of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) for a further period beyond August 10, 2018 up to September 30, 2020, the order issued by the Personnel Ministry said. Sharma, a 1982-batch (retired) IAS officer of Jharkhand cadre, was recently in news as he had disclosed his Aadhaar number on the microblogging site Twitter and threw an open challenge to people to show how mere knowledge of the 12-digit unique number could be used to harm him. TNS