Published On: Mon, Jan 11th, 2016

Devender Kumar Sikri to take oath as CCI chairman

New Delhi: Devender Kumar Sikri will take oath today as the Chairman of the Competition Commission of India (CCI).

Devender Kumar Sikri, a former Gujarat cadre IAS officer, was appointed as Chairman of fair-trade regulator Competition Commission of India (CCI) on Thursday.

Devender Kumar Sikri, a former Gujarat cadre IAS officer, was appointed as Chairman of fair-trade regulator Competition Commission of India (CCI) on Thursday.

Sikri, 62, a former Gujarat cadre IAS officer, will become the third chairman of the fair trade regulator.

He will succeed Ashok Chawla, who superannuated on January 7.

Chawla, a former Finance Secretary, had taken over as the Chairman from Dhanendra Kumar who demitted office in June 2011.

“Devender Kumar Sikri to take oath as Chairman of the Competition Commission of India today in New Delhi,” the Finance Ministry said in a tweet.

He will be at the helm of CCI, which keeps a tab on unfair business practices in the market place across sectors, till attaining the age of 65 years.

A seasoned bureaucrat, Sikri had held various positions at the Centre as well as in his cadre state of Gujarat. He superannuated as Department of Justice Secretary in July 2013.

Sikri takes over at a time when the regulator is working on ways to strengthen its human resource, create more awareness about competition norms and enhance vigil on emerging sectors to curb possible anti-competitive business practices.

Apart from the Chairman, CCI has six members.

PTI

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