Sangeeta Verma appointed as acting chairperson of CCI

Sangeeta Verma appointed as acting chairperson of CCI – The government of India has elected Sangeeta Verma as the acting chairperson of the Competition Commission of India (CCI) and will replace full-time Chairperson Ashok Kumar Gupta who is demitting office. Sangeeta Verma is currently a member at the regulator.

  • Sangeeta Verma will serve as the acting chairperson of the Competition Commission of India (CCI) for a “period of three months or till the appointment of regular Chairperson or till any further orders, whichever is the earliest.
  • Ashok Kumar Gupta assumed the charge as the CCI chairperson in November 2018.

Dr Sangeeta Verma:

  • Dr. Sangeeta Verma is a 1981 batch of the Indian Economic Service (IES) and is currently a member of the regulator (CCI).
  • She joined the CCI as a member on 24th December 2018.
  • She is having an experience more than 3 decades in Government (Central & State), as an economist, administrator, regulator, and policymaker.
  • She served the government in several sectors of the economy, such as consumer affairs, industry, agriculture, power, and women and child development.
  • She served as Secretary of the U. P. State Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC), and Economic Adviser with the Central Electricity Authority, Ministry of Power (MoP).
  • She also served as the Principal Adviser in the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (now the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade – DPIIT).

Competition Commission of India (CCI):

  • The Competition Commission of India (CCI) was founded under the Competition Act, of 2002 for the administration, implementation, and enforcement of the Act. 
  • It was formed in March 2009.

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