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Qualification of Chairperson and Members of the Competition Commission of India

Under Section 8(1) of the Competition Act, the Commission shall comprises of a Chairperson and six members.

Section 8(2) the Chairperson and every other Member shall be a person of ability, integrity and standing and who has special knowledge of, and such professional experience of not less than fifteen years in, international trade, economics, business, commerce, law, finance, accountancy, management, industry, public affairs or competition matters, including competition law and policy, which in the opinion of the Central Government, may be useful to the Commission.

The Chairperson and other Members shall be whole-time Members.

Also Read: Composition of Competition Commission of India

Under Section 9 of the Act, the Chairperson and other Members of the Commission shall be appointed by the Central Government from a panel of names recommended by a Selection Committee consisting of –

a) the Chief Justice of India or his nominee  –  Chairperson;

b) the Secretary in the Ministry of Corporate Affairs – Member;

c) the Secretary in the Ministry of Law and Justice – Member;

d) two experts of repute who have special knowledge of,

and professional experience in international trade, economics,

business, commerce, law, finance, accountancy, management,

industry, public affairs or competition matters including – competition law and policy. – Members. 

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