March 3, 2021

MF Farooqui to be new telecom secretary

NEW DELHI: Senior IAS officer M F Farooqui is likely to be the next telecom secretary.


Farooqui, who is currently secretary in the department of heavy industries, is tipped to replace Rentala Chandrashekhar, who retires at the end of this month. The Cabinet Committee on Appointments (ACC) is believed to have cleared Farooqui’s name and an announcement is likely to be made shortly.

A Tamil Nadu cadre IAS officer of 1978 batch, Farooqui will have a 15-month tenure at the helm of the department of telecom before he attains superannuation age of 60 years in June 2014. Farooqui is joining DoT at a time when investor sentiment has been hit by regulatory uncertainty.

                                                                                           Source –Tomes Of india