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Competition Commission of India

  • 07 Mar 2020
  • 2 min read

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The Competition Commission of India (CCI) organised the Fifth National Conference on Economics of Competition Law at the India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.

The Competition Act

  • The Competition Act, 2002, as amended by the Competition (Amendment) Act, 2007, follows the philosophy of modern competition laws.
  • The Act prohibits anti-competitive agreements, abuse of dominant position by enterprises and regulates combinations (acquisition, acquiring of control and M&A), which causes or likely to cause an appreciable adverse effect on competition within India.

Competition Commission of India

  • Competition Commission of India is a statutory body responsible for enforcing the objectives of the Competition Act, 2002.
  • CCI has been established by the Central Government with effect from 14th October 2003.
  • Composition: A Chairperson and 6 Members appointed by the Central Government.
  • Duty of the Commission:
    • To eliminate practices having adverse effects on competition.
    • Promote and sustain competition.
    • Protect the interests of consumers.
    • Ensure freedom of trade in the markets of India.
  • The Commission is also required to give opinion on competition issues on a reference received from a statutory authority established under any law and to undertake competition advocacy, create public awareness and impart training on competition issues.

Source: PIB

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