India Extends Deadline For Nominations To CCI Chief Post

Corporate Affairs Ministry (MCA) has extended the timeline for submitting applications for the post of Chairperson of the Competition Commission of India (CCI) to March 27.

Last month, the MCA had come up with a fresh order inviting applications for the post of Chairperson of CCI, the country’s competition regulator, and had specified March 9 as the last date for submitting applications.

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Its move in February to scrap the earlier shortlist of candidates and invite applications afresh came nearly four months after the erstwhile CCI Chairperson Ashok Kumar Gupta demitted office on October 25 last year.

The CCI, established under the Competition Act, 2002, is a key regulatory body responsible for promoting fair market competition and preventing anti-competitive practices in India. The Chairperson’s role is pivotal in overseeing the organization’s operations, setting strategic direction, and ensuring its alignment with the government’s vision for a competitive business environment.