The Government of India established the Competition Commission of India (CCI) to achieve the objectives of the Competition Act, 2002. CCI was established by the Parliament under the provisions of the Competition Act with effect from October 13, 2003.
CCI (Competition Commission of India) consist of a Chairperson and Members appointed by the Central Government. It is the duty of the CCI to eliminate practices having adverse effect on competition, promote and sustain competition, protect the interest of the consumers and ensure freedom of trade carried on by other participants, in the Indian market.
Competition Commission of India is required to give opinion on competition issues on a reference received from a statutory authority stabled under any law and to undertake competition advocacy create public awareness and impart training on competition issues.