Shri S.K.G. Rahate


Shri S.K.G. Rahate took over as Chairperson, Airports Economic Regulatory Authority of India on 14th May, 2024. Shri Rahate is an Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of the 1990 batch from the Jharkhand cadre. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering (BE) degree in Instrumentation and Control Engineering from the Pune University.

Shri Rahate has a distinguished career in the public service for more than three decades with wide ranging and diverse experience in public administration starting from District to State Secretariat and then to different Ministries/ Departments of Government of India (GoI). He worked as District Magistrate and Collector, Nawada, Bihar and Deputy Commissioner and Collector, West Singhbhum, Chaibasa, Jharkhand. Also, in the cadre he held the position of Principal Secretary, Energy; Principal Secretary, Labour & Employment and Home Secretary, Jharkhand. In Government of India, he worked as Director, MHA; Director, Rural Development; Joint Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture; Financial Commissioner, ESIC, Ministry of Labour & Employment; Additional Secretary, Ministry of Power and finally Secretary, Department of Justice, Ministry of Law & Justice before superannuating from the Government Service on 30th April, 2024.

Shri Rahate has worked at the level of programme implementation and development/ welfare administration at the Sub District/ District level as well as at the level of scheme conceptualization, formulation and monitoring at the State Government/ Government of India level and, thereafter, worked at the policy formulation level in the Ministries of Agriculture/ Power/ Justice, Government of India. He has good experience of infrastructure departments as well as corporate functioning of various PSUs like DVC, Power Grid, NHPC, REC, PFC, National Seeds Corporation, Coconut Development Board where he was a member of the Board of Director. As far as regulatory issues are concerned, he has closely seen the functioning of SERC, CERC and APTEL for various regulatory related issues and appeals of DISCOMs/ GENCOs/ TRANSCOs/ SERCs.

Shri S.K. VyawahareShri Dharmendra Kumar Kamra (IAP)


Mr. Kamra is an Engineering Graduate, with Post Graduate diploma in Construction Management & MBA. Completed Airport Management Professional Accreditation Programme (AMPAP), conferred with IAP (International Airport Professional) by Airport Council International (ACI) in association with ICAO. He has successfully completed Professional Courses in “PPP mode of Airport development conducted by Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad, Advance Management Programme on Senior Management development conducted by Management Development Institute (MDI) and Frankfurt Institute of Management, Germany.

After serving Private Sector for 5 years and NDDB for 4 years, Mr. Kamra joined AAI in 1994. He was actively involved in implementation of 35 non-metro AAI Airport Development. With his rich Project Planning & Implementation experience, he has earned many accolades in construction industry. After Planning and Implementing Chandigarh International & Jammu Airport terminals (both rated as GRIHA-IV Star by Ministry of Renewable Energy, Government of India), he was awarded CIDC Vishwakarma Award 2016 (Best Construction Project), SKOCH BSE Order of Merit & SKOTCH BSE Award by Bombay Stock Exchange, IBC award for excellence in Built Environment 2014-15 and Smart Building Award 2016 by Network 18 and Honeywell.

As Executive Director in AAI, he contributed:
     a)    As Executive Director North Eastern Region 2017-2019, he was awarded with CHAIRMAN’s Excellence Award 2018 by Chairman, AAI for doing turnaround of the entire Region. Subsequently, he was also awarded with CIDC-2019 Vishwakarma Award in Public Servant category.
     b)    As ED (JVC & Tariff), was responsible for Planning to implement tariff revision for 83 non-major Airport (2019-20), revision of CNS charges for all India Airports & tariffdetermination of Major Airports.
     c)    As Regional ED (NR) he was awarded CHAMPION OF UDAN on 22.11.2021 by Hon’ble Minister of Civil Aviation for RCS Airport Development in NR & NER.

Mr. Kamra has represented Airports Authority of India, on the boards as Member of the Chandigarh International Airport Limited (CHIAL), a joint venture company of AAI & State Governments of Haryana and Punjab & Ludhiana International Airport Limited (LIAL).

Smt. V. VidyaSmt. V. Vidya


Smt. V. Vidya took over as Member, Airports Economic Regulatory Authority of India on 10th May, 2024 (FN).

Ms. V. Vidya holds a Postgraduate Degree in Commerce from Bangalore University and is a Cost Accountant from the Institute of Cost & Works Accountants of India.

Ms. V. Vidya has a rich experience of 34 years in Airports Authority of India, handling the entire gamut of finance and accounts functions across many Airports / Regional Headquarters / Corporate Headquarters of Airports Authority of India.

Prior to joining AERA, she held the post of Executive Director (Finance) at the Corporate Headquarters of Airports Authority of India and was in charge of the Joint Venture Cell and Tariff Regulatory Cell of AAI. She was AAI’s representative on the Boards of DIAL, MIAL, DIACL and AAICLAS.

Ms. V. Vidya has completed Airport Management Professional Accreditation Programme (AMPAP), conferred with IAP (International Airport Professional) by Airport Council International (ACI) in association with International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). She has been a part of various Working Groups of the ICAO and has also submitted a Working Paper at the 39 th Session of ICAO Assembly, on the non-economic viability of the airports and cross - subsidizaion. She is also a Committee Member of the ACI-Asia Pacific Economics Committee.