Anuradha H. Sharma: Director, Tariff Authority for Major Ports

Director, Tariff Authority for Major Ports

Tariff Authority for Major Ports’ (TAMP) director, Anuradha H. Sharma has been associated with the authority for more than 18 years. TAMP was constituted by an amendment to the Major Port Trust Act, 1963, by the Port Laws (Amendment) Act, 1997, in April 1997. It was set up as an independent authority to regulate all tariffs at major ports, both vessel related and cargo related, as well as regulate the rates for lease of properties of major port trusts and the private operators located at the port trusts.

Sharma, who joined TAMP as an assistant director in 2000, has acquired vast experience over the years in the areas of tariff regulation in the port sector, finance, costing and accounts. Prior to joining TAMP, she worked with Mahindra & Mahindra Limited, where she started her career in 1996, at their Nashik division. She contributed actively to the areas of vehicle costing for new export vehicles and vehicles developed in the research and development division. She also worked towards the implementation of systems, applications and products in data processing.

She has rich experience on policy related matters with respect to major ports. In addition to this, she has experience in the implementation of a quality management system and an information security management system at TAMP, to meet ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 27001: 2013 standards.

She has put systems and processes in place for effective functioning of the organisation. Besides, Sharma has also made noteworthy contributions towards bringing uniformity in the application of concepts and principles across the major ports. Under her leadership, there has been a significant increase in the turnover of tariff cases by way of quick disposals. As a member of the committee constituted for framing of the land policy guidelines for the Inland Waterways Authority of India she has made key contributions.

In line with her unstinting efforts, she has been nominated as member of various other committees and has been actively involved in the formulation of various policies and guidelines in the tariff regulation of major ports.

Sharma has a degree in commerce from Navgujarat College, Gujarat University. She is a member of the Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India.