CCI imposes penalty on domestic Airlines for price-fixing in air cargo operations

CCI imposes penalty  on domestic Airlines for price-fixing in air cargo operations The Competition Commission of India (“CCI”) vide order dated 07.03.2018 has imposed penalty on three domestic airlines, namely, Jet Airways (India) Ltd (‘Jet Airways’), InterGlobe Aviation Limited (‘IndiGo Airlines’) and SpiceJet Limited (‘SpiceJet’) (collectively ‘OPs’) amounting to INR 39.81 Crore, INR 9.45 Crore…

CCI imposes penalty of Rs. 1 Crore plus on GDA for abuse of dominant position

CCI imposes penalty of Rs. 1 Crore plus on Ghaziabad Development Authority for arbitrary increasing cost of EWS residential flats as abuse of its dominant position in Ghaziabad. The Competition Commission of India (CCI), acting on an information filed by an individual Satyendra Singh, vide its order dated 28.2.2018 has found Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA/ Opposite Party-OP)…

CCI imposes highest penalty in terms of profit on a hard core cartel for coal liaisoning services for supply of coal to seven thermal power stations of Maharashtra State Power Generation Co. Ltd.

CCI imposes highest penalty in terms of profit on a hard core cartel for coal liaisoning services for supply of coal to seven thermal power stations of Maharashtra State Power Generation Co. Ltd.     The Competition Commission of India (CCI) vide its order dated  January 10, 2018 has exposed a cartel of three top coal…

CCI opens investigation against Star India Pvt. Ltd. for alleged abuse of dominance / price discrimination

  CCI directs investigation against Star TV (India) for abuse of dominance in distribution of channel content to MSO in the State of Kerala  The Competition Commission of India (CCI) vide order dated 29.12.2017 has initiated an investigation against Star India Pvt. Ltd (“Star India/ Opposite Party”)   for alleged abuse of dominant position  by charging…

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 issues advisory to Pharma companies while imposing penalty on All Kerala Chemists & Druggists Association and its office bearers

The Competition Commission of India vide its recent order dated 31.10.2017, while imposing penalty on the All Kerala Chemists & Druggists Association and two of its district units in Thrissur and Kasargod and their office bearers for continuing with the forbidden practice of obtaining NOC by the Pharma companies before appointing new stockists, has for…