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V. Raghunandan, Secretary, TRAI to retire on May 31

V. Raghunandan, Secretary, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, will retire on May 31, 2024.

Announcing his retirement, he said, “It has been a three-year fruitful journey in TRAI marked by several important milestones. All of this was possible by collaborative working with industry colleagues and team TRAI, which I enjoyed most.

I was overwhelmed by several messages and personal wishes from Industry friends, colleagues, staff, and officers from TRAI. Will be joining DoT today for a few days before my retirement by 31st May 2024.”

Raghunandan was appointed as the Secretary in 2021. Prior to this, he was assigned as a Deputy Director General at the Department of Telecommunications (DoT).

V. Raghunandan is an Indian Telecommunication Service Officer belonging to 1987 Batch. He is presently working as Secretary of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) in New Delhi and is coordinating all the activities related to the Telecom & Broadcasting sectors.

He obtained M.Tech from SV University, Tirupati. He has a vast experience of 28 years in various capacities in the field of Telecommunications. He was responsible for major Telecom Project executions, telecom policy implementation, and Telecom Enforcement in various parts of India. He was bestowed with the Visishta Sanchar Seva Padak Award in the Dept of Telecom (DoT) for Meritorious services rendered in various remote rural areas for telecom development.

In 2006-2007, he graduated MPA from Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (LKY SPP is one of the top few Public Policy Schools in the world), NUS Singapore.

Earlier, as DDG (International Relations) at DoT (HQ), he coordinated all activities related to Multilateral and Bilateral of High Level Dignitaries in DoT, Ministry of Communications, Govt of India and was responsible for key initiatives related to the Establishment of the ITU Area office & Innovation Centre in India. He also played a key role in effectively presenting India’s position on cybersecurity matters to ITU, resulting in India reaching the Top 10 Rankings in the Global Cyber Security Index in 2020. He organized many international and regional events in India and abroad. He has represented India as a Speaker at ITU, BRICS, Commonwealth Telecom Organization (CTO), APT, and other Multilateral organizations/International Forums.
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