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  • CoWIN Chief RS Sharma on recording every jab and how India achieved one-crore milestone Aug 30, 2021 05:35 PM IST

    CoWIN Chief RS Sharma on recording every jab and how India achieved one-crore milestone

    Congratulatory messages poured in for India on August 27, after it recorded a fresh milestone in daily vaccinations -- over one crore or 10 million jabs in a day; a number that is a multiple of the population of many countries. Moneycontrol's Chandra R Srikanth spoke to National Health Authority and CoWIN chief RS Sharma where he touched upon how the one-crore a day milestone was achieved, how CoWIN records every jab in the country even if people don't register on the portal, and more.

  • Nandan Nilekani, RS Sharma join govt advisory council to promote open network for digital commerce Jul 05, 2021 07:53 PM IST

    Nandan Nilekani, RS Sharma join govt advisory council to promote open network for digital commerce

    Open network for digital commerce is expected to digitise the entire value chain, standardise operations, promote inclusion of suppliers, derive efficiencies in logistics and enhance value for consumers.

  • Amitabh Kant and RS Sharma—two bureaucrats Modi government cannot do without Jun 30, 2021 02:18 PM IST

    Amitabh Kant and RS Sharma—two bureaucrats Modi government cannot do without

    Senior government officials describe the longevity of these two bureaucrats as Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s insistence on “policy continuity” in key government bodies.

  • Made in India CoWin to go global, over 50 countries show interest in adopting tech: RS Sharma Jun 28, 2021 06:12 PM IST

    Made in India CoWin to go global, over 50 countries show interest in adopting tech: RS Sharma

    The government will create an open source version of the application to let other countries use it free of cost, said Sharma on June 28.

  • CoWin platform is scalable, can take up to 2 crore vaccinations a day, momentum here to stay: RS Sharma Jun 22, 2021 02:50 PM IST

    CoWin platform is scalable, can take up to 2 crore vaccinations a day, momentum here to stay: RS Sharma

    RS Sharma, who heads the committee for India's Covid-19 vaccine delivery tech platform Co-WIN, said India is on track to inoculate its adult population by the end of the year, and that the platform can be repurposed for all kinds of vaccination in India.

  • CoWin chief RS Sharma on India setting new vaccination world record Jun 22, 2021 12:14 PM IST

    CoWin chief RS Sharma on India setting new vaccination world record

    The first day of the government's new COVID-19 vaccination policy was a resounding success, as more than 80 lakh jabs were administered in India on June 21, almost double the country’s earlier highest mark of 43 lakh daily vaccinations in early April. This is the highest single-day vaccination number in the world, and India has nearly vaccinated the population of Israel or twice the population of New Zealand in a single day. Moneycontrol spoke to RS Sharma, the CEO of the National Health Authority and the Co-Win platform on whether India is on track to vaccinate its entire adult population by the end of the year

  • Alleged data breach affecting 150 million Indians on Co-WIN is baseless: RS Sharma Jun 12, 2021 02:57 PM IST

    Alleged data breach affecting 150 million Indians on Co-WIN is baseless: RS Sharma

    We continue to take appropriate steps as are necessary, from time to time, to ensure that the data of the people are safe with Co-WIN, RS Sharma has said on data breach incident.

  • You now have to enter a Captcha while booking your vaccination May 07, 2021 08:52 PM IST

    You now have to enter a Captcha while booking your vaccination

    The move aims to prevent techies from cornering vaccine slots, but has made the booking process cumbersome

  • Over 79 lakh vaccine registrations on April 28, mostly of 18-44 age group: CoWIN chief RS Sharma Apr 28, 2021 09:50 PM IST

    Over 79 lakh vaccine registrations on April 28, mostly of 18-44 age group: CoWIN chief RS Sharma

    The CoWIN platform witnessed a traffic of 55,000 hits per second, Sharma said, adding that the system is "functioning as expected".

  • COVID-19 vaccination | Aadhaar-based facial recognition to be used soon for authentication of beneficiaries Apr 06, 2021 05:52 PM IST

    COVID-19 vaccination | Aadhaar-based facial recognition to be used soon for authentication of beneficiaries

    At present, the vaccine beneficiaries are required to touch the scanner for iris-based authentication and also submit their fingerprints.

  • Interview | Co-WIN app is scalable, vaccinations can go up to 1 crore a day: RS Sharma Mar 02, 2021 12:43 PM IST

    Interview | Co-WIN app is scalable, vaccinations can go up to 1 crore a day: RS Sharma

    RS Sharma, who heads the committee for India's COVID-19 vaccine delivery tech platform Co-WIN, weighs in on the app’s initial tech glitches, lessons in scale from Aadhaar, and how India can expand vaccinations to cover 1 crore people a day.

  • COVID-19 vaccination | No glitch in CoWIN from the start: RS Sharma Mar 01, 2021 09:07 PM IST

    COVID-19 vaccination | No glitch in CoWIN from the start: RS Sharma

    RS Sharma calrified that the registration for COVID-19 vaccination is taking place only through Aarogya Setu app and Co-WIN’s portal cowin.gov.in.

  • Work-from-home, online learning fuelling need for massive investment in digital infra: Trai chief R S Sharma Sep 21, 2020 09:37 PM IST

    Work-from-home, online learning fuelling need for massive investment in digital infra: Trai chief R S Sharma

    Deployment of innovative and contact-free services across verticals in post-pandemic era will increase demand for digital infrastructure, Sharma said noting that COVID-19 has made digitisation a "necessity rather than a choice".

  • Always ensured choice lies with the consumer, argues TRAI chief RS Sharma Jul 09, 2020 08:51 PM IST

    Always ensured choice lies with the consumer, argues TRAI chief RS Sharma

    TRAI chief RS Sharma said, the regulator has always tried to ensure that the choice always lies in the hands of the consumer.

  • Unleash market forces to realise full potential of satellite communication: TRAI chief Nov 28, 2019 02:00 PM IST

    Unleash market forces to realise full potential of satellite communication: TRAI chief

    Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) Chairman RS Sharma rued that cost of data in India delivered via satellite technology was 400 times higher than that in the US, presenting a stark contrast to telecom and mobile services domain where India is offering one of the cheapest tariffs in the world.

  • Trai vows action against cable TV, DTH cos violating new norms Apr 22, 2019 05:45 PM IST

    Trai vows action against cable TV, DTH cos violating new norms

    The watchdog also promised to shortly begin "audit" of subscriber management and other IT systems of errant operators.

  • TV viewers may soon be able to switch service providers without changing set top box Mar 26, 2019 10:00 PM IST

    TV viewers may soon be able to switch service providers without changing set top box

    Sharma added that interoperability in a product should not come as an "after thought" but should be in place at the product planning stage itself.

  • Stand by spectrum pricing, industry decides tariff: Trai Chairman Feb 27, 2019 05:57 PM IST

    Stand by spectrum pricing, industry decides tariff: Trai Chairman

    Trai Chairman R S Sharma said that the regulator, however, has recommended various measures to lower levies on the sector to help improve the financial health of stressed operators.

  • Trai to decide on rules for Internet calling, messaging firms soon Feb 26, 2019 09:10 PM IST

    Trai to decide on rules for Internet calling, messaging firms soon

    'We already have a paper on OTT (over-the-top). We will come out with appropriate recommendations and regulations in near future. Couple of months from now,' Sharma told PTI at the Mobile World Congress 2019 here.

  • New broadcast pricing regime: 50% subscribers haven't selected TV channels yet Jan 22, 2019 04:29 PM IST

    New broadcast pricing regime: 50% subscribers haven't selected TV channels yet

    Subscribers yet to choose their channels may get transferred to a basic free-to-air pack which has 100 standard-definition channels for Rs 130 per month.

  • TRAI not into PR role, follows consultative process in framing rules: R S Sharma on detractors Aug 26, 2018 11:35 AM IST

    TRAI not into PR role, follows consultative process in framing rules: R S Sharma on detractors

    In his first interview after winning a second term at the helm of TRAI, Sharma said legal options are available for anyone not happy with a particular regulation of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI).

  • TRAI chief Ram Sewak Sharma gets two year extension Aug 09, 2018 06:59 PM IST

    TRAI chief Ram Sewak Sharma gets two year extension

    The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved reappointment of Sharma as chairperson of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI)

  • Podcast | Editor's pick of the day - All you need to know about RS Sharma's Aadhaar tweet fiasco Aug 01, 2018 11:22 PM IST

    Podcast | Editor's pick of the day - All you need to know about RS Sharma's Aadhaar tweet fiasco

    Soon after RS Sharma’s Aadhaar number was out on Twitter, began the “Doxing,” essentially dumping of personal details of a person in the public domain.

  • RS Sharma vs privacy champions: Both parties claim victory after TRAI chief's Aadhaar dare Jul 30, 2018 12:16 PM IST

    RS Sharma vs privacy champions: Both parties claim victory after TRAI chief's Aadhaar dare

    The TRAI chief dared people to harm him using his Aadhaar number.

  • Apps should collect minimal data like Aadhaar: TRAI chief Jul 18, 2018 09:45 AM IST

    Apps should collect minimal data like Aadhaar: TRAI chief

    "For Aadhaar enrollment, we collect just four set of data - your name, date of birth and your communication address. Nothing more, nothing less. Similarly every app must collect as much data as is required," Sharma told ET Now in an interview here yesterday.

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