New Delhi: The government has invited applications for the post of Director General in Competition Commission.
Competition Commission of India (CCI), which keeps a tab on anti-competitive practices at the marketplace, refers cases to DG when there is prima facie evidence of violations.
The regulator takes the final call on a particular case after taking into account the DG report.
"Persons to be considered for appointment should possess integrity and outstanding ability with experience in investigation and knowledge of accountancy, management, business, public administration, international trade, law or economics," Corporate Affairs Ministry said in a communication on February 22.
CCI is under the administrative control of the Corporate Affairs Ministry.
The appointment of the DG would be on deputation basis and the last date for submitting applications is April 8.
Even though CCI's role is getting prominent, the anti- trust regulator is grappling with manpower shortage.
Till March 2012, nearly 100 positions were lying vacant at CCI as against its sanctioned strength of about 197 staff.
In recent times, CCI has passed some major orders, including those against Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and cement companies, for violating competition norms.
According to research entity PaRR (Policy and Regulatory Report) the DG is expected to issue about 30 reports pertaining to anti-trust investigations by end of March this year.
First Published: Sunday, March 3, 2013, 11:57