India Competition and Regulation Report (ICRR V Cycle 2015)

Biennial review of Competition & Regulations Scenario in India to promote effective markets
ICRR-V Cycle(2015)

CUTS Centre for Competition, Investment and Economic Regulation (CUTS C-CIER) has undertaken the project on India Competition and Regulation Report (ICRR) against the background that while India has embraced market-oriented economic reforms, there is, as yet, no periodic review to assess functioning of markets in the country. This is desirable given the existence of distortions in economic management of the country that impede realisation of competitive outcomes. Considering the important role of market forces in a liberalised economic regime, there is a need to do periodic assessment of competition and regulation scenario in the country. ICRR is an attempt to fill this vacuum. It would highlight various distortions in economic management of the country and provide inputs on a periodic basis to policy community as well as other stakeholders for taking necessary actions to promote well-functioning markets.

The current edition, due to be released in December, 2015, covers four areas-Highways, Broadcasting, Higher education and Banking. Apart from this, it would include few cross cutting chapters as well. It would emphasis on quality and design of regulation with emphasis on accountability issues and emphasis on several competition distortions as well as regulatory hurdles in these sectors. It would be guided by a group of experts (specialised in respective sectors)-the National Reference Group that would assess the implementation of the project and provide further contribution and guidance

Contact Person and Implementing Organisation:

Udai Mehta
Consumer Unity & Trust Society (CUTS)
Centre for Competition, Investment & Economic Regulation (C-CIER)
D-217 Bhaskar Marg, Bani Park
Jaipur 302 016, India
Tel: 91.141.228 2821, Fax: 91.141.228 2485