CCI selection panel to meet later this month

Live Mint, July 08, 2008

After getting an overwhelming response for top positions in the Competition Commission of India (CCI), the high-powered selection committee has decided to meet later in the month to fix the criteria for shortlisting applications.

The committee, headed by Supreme Court judge Altamas Kabir, would meet in the last week of July to decide the modalities for shortlisting. It has received around 200 applications for the posts of chairman and five members in CCI. The committee would recommend names to ministry of corporate affairs, the nodal ministry of CCI.

According to reports, those who are eyeing top slot in CCI include chief economic adviser, ministry of finance, Arvind Virmani, Planning Commission adviser (infrastructure) Gajendra Haldea, World Bank executive director Dhanendra Kumar and director general, CUTS Institute for Regulation and Competition Pradeep S. Mehta.

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