GoI appointed Ravneet Kaur as CCI Chairperson

CCI Chairperson Appointment

Ravneet Kaur has been appointed as the Chairperson of the Competition Commission of India (CCI) by the government. This appointment comes after the vacancy of a full-time Chairperson since October 2022 when Ashok Kumar Gupta left the office. In the interim period, CCI Member Sangeeta Verma has been serving as the acting Chairperson since October of the previous year.

Ravneet Kaur, a senior officer of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) from the Punjab cadre, has been appointed as the Chairperson of the Competition Commission of India. Her appointment is for a tenure of five years or until she reaches the age of 65, whichever comes first. The decision was made by the government and the official order was issued on May 15. This appointment will bring stability and leadership to the competition regulator, which has been functioning without a full-time Chairperson since October 2022.

The newly appointed Chairperson of the CCI will receive a consolidated monthly salary of ₹ 4.50 Lakh without the facilities of a home and car.

About the Competition Commission of India

The Competition Commission of India is a statutory body established under the Competition Act, of 2002. Its primary objective is to promote fair competition in the Indian market and prevent practices that have an adverse effect on competition. The CCI is responsible for enforcing competition laws and regulations to ensure a level playing field for businesses and protect the interests of consumers.

The key functions of the CCI include

  • Investigating anti-competitive practices such as abuse of dominant position, anti-competitive agreements, and mergers and acquisitions that may have an adverse impact on competition.
  • Taking appropriate actions against entities found to be engaged in anti-competitive practices, including imposing penalties and issuing cease and desist orders.
  • Promoting competition advocacy and creating awareness about competition laws among businesses, consumers, and other stakeholders.
  • Reviewing and approving mergers and acquisitions that meet certain thresholds to ensure they do not significantly harm competition in the market.
  • Conducting market studies and research to identify sectors and practices that may require regulatory intervention to promote competition.

The CCI consists of a Chairperson and other members appointed by the Central Government. It plays a crucial role in fostering a competitive business environment in India, encouraging innovation, and protecting the interests of consumers.


How many members are there in CCI?

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) consists of a total of seven members. This includes one Chairperson and six other members. The Chairperson leads the commission and is responsible for overseeing its functioning. The other members assist in the decision-making process and contribute to the effective implementation of competition laws in the country. Together, they form the core team of the CCI, working towards promoting fair competition, preventing anti-competitive practices, and ensuring a level playing field in the Indian market.

What is the salary of Chairman CCI?

The newly appointed Chairperson of the Competition Commission of India (CCI) will receive a consolidated monthly salary of ₹ 4.50 Lakh (Rupees Four Lakh Fifty Thousand only). However, it should be noted that the Chairperson will not be provided with a house or a car as part of the appointment. The focus is on the salary component, which is fixed at the mentioned amount, while the housing and transportation arrangements are not included in the package.

What is the retirement age of CCI?

The retirement age for members of the Competition Commission of India (CCI) is 65 years. Once a member reaches the age of 65, they are required to retire from their position in the commission. This retirement age ensures that there is a regular turnover of members and allows for new appointments to be made to maintain the functioning and effectiveness of the CCI.


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