CCI exonerates 9 suppliers for bid-rigging in railway tenders

CCI has reiterated importance of evidence to prove bid-rigging : mere identical pricing , including those by related companies held not sufficient.  The Competition Commission of India (‘CCI’) vide its order dated 28.11.2017 has exonerated nine RDSO approved suppliers (“Opposite Parties”) , including four sister companies, of allegations of bid-rigging in supply of roof mounted ac package unit for AC coaches…

India- Central Govt. further dilutes competitive neutrality- exempts Oil and Gas PSUs from merger control by CCI

India- Central Govt. further dilutes competitive neutrality- exempts Oil and Gas PSUs from merger control by CCI In continuation of its slew of exemptions , the Government of India, Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) ,  vide its recent Gazette notification dated 22.11.2017 has exempted all Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs)  in the Oil & Gas…

CCI directs Bollywood junior artists’ & Others’ trade unions and associations in India’s Film and TV industry to maintain fair competition : Issues cease and desist orders

  Competition Commission of India vide its recent order dated 31.10.2017 has penalized the various trade unions and associations of junior artists, cameramen, dancers, art directors etc. of the Bollywood Film Industry for limiting and restricting the supplies of the junior artist etc. to the film directors in terms and an memorandum of understanding. The…

CCI dismisses allegations of abuse of dominance against NTPC -India’s largest energy conglomerate

Though the Order is not final and appealable, CCI in this prima facie order has recognized the sanctity of and has refused to intervene in the long term Power Purchase Agreements (PPA) entered into between prospective generators and their intended customers, normally DISCOMs, even though the PPA may contain some unfair and anti-competitive terms and…

CCI dismisses allegations of cartelization against Air Cargo Agents Association of India

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) vide order dated 12.09.2017 has dismissed allegations of cartelization against the Air Cargo Agents Association of India. The Informant, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an international non-profit trade association headquartered in Montreal, Canada comprising of 265 member airlines belonging to 118 nations across the globe. It was…