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Govt begins search for next competition panel chief after D K Sikri quits

Sikri, who is the third chairman of CCI, had assumed office in January 2016, replacing another former bureaucrat Ashok Chawla

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Govt begins search for next competition panel chief after D K Sikri quits

The has begun a search process to find the next chairperson of fair trade regulator (CCI) after the end of the tenure of incumbent D K Sikri later this year.

Inviting applications for the post, the said that the chairperson will be paid a consolidated monthly salary of Rs 4.5 lakh, but would not be entitled to house and car.

Sikri, who is the third chairman of CCI, had assumed office in January 2016, replacing another former bureaucrat Ashok Chawla.

Sikri's tenure of about two-and-a-half years will end this July after he attains 65 years of age.

To fill this vacancy, the on Saturday invited applications from eligible Indian nationals for the post. The applications need to be submitted by July 2.

The has gained importance in recent years with all major deals requiring its approval, while it has also been keeping a close vigil for any attempts at cartelisation or other unfair trade practices in various sectors, including real estate, automotive, coal, aviation and banking.

Among major deals, Walmart's mega-billion dollar acquisition of Flipkart is currently awaiting approval.

The Commission was established in 2003 to replace the erstwhile

The Commission draws its power from the Competition Act, 2002, and has been empowered to check anti-competitive behaviour and regulate mergers & acquisitions.

Prior to Sikri and Chawla, was the CCI chairman. Kumar became CCI Chairman in February 2009 and he demitted office in June 2011.

First Published: Sat, May 19 2018. 22:46 IST
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