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Devender Kumar Sikri
Chairperson
Shri Devender Kumar Sikri has taken over as the Chairperson of Competition Commission of India on 11th January 2016. He joined the Indian Administrative Service in the year 1975. In a career spanning 38 years, he has handled a wide range of responsibilities in the Central Government and in the State Government of Gujarat. He holds an M.Phil degree as well as Master’s Degree in Advanced Mathematics. He has also done the Advanced Professional Course in Public Administration from the Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA), Delhi. He has extensive experience in the corporate sector, both at the industry level, and also at the policy level. In his role as the Joint Secretary, Department of Fertilizers, he chaired the Inter-Ministerial Group on the rationalization of the pricing policy for decontrolled phosphatic/ potassic fertilizer. He has served on the Boards of National Fertilizer Ltd.; Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilizers, IFFCO, KRIBHCO etc. As Managing Director of the Gujarat Agro Industries Corporation, he was instrumental in its turnaround. Later, in his role as the Commissioner, Industries Promotion and as Vice-Chairman of the Gujarat Industries Development Corporation, he introduced a number of projects facilitating the establishment of new industries. He has also held several other important positions with the Government of India, such as the Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India, and Secretary, Ministry of Women & Child Development. As Secretary, Government of India for the Department of Justice, under the Ministry of Law & Justice, he was instrumental in accelerating the computerization of courts, and the initiation of special drives in High Courts, for reduction of pendency.
S. L. Bunker
Member
Shri S. L. Bunker is a senior most Member of the Competition Commission of India. He holds degrees of MA, MBA and LLB. Shri Bunker is an IDAS officer who has more than thirty nine years experience in various fields including teaching, finance, administration, personnel, accounting, budget, public procurement, competition Law, Policy and Competition matters. He has worked in various senior positions in the Government of India. He has worked earlier as Secretary, Competition Commission of India for more than six years, before joining as Member of the Commission on 25.03.2013. He was involved in all the activities for setting up of the Competition Commission and making it operational including framing of various rules/regulations, processes, procedures, recruitment of professional, training, advocacy and holding actual proceedings of the Commission and passing various orders relating to various contraventions of the Competition Act 2002 involving Anti Competitive Agreements, Cartels, Abuse of Dominance (AOD) and Combination (Mergers and Acquisitions) cases filed before the Commission so far.
Sudhir Mital
Member
IAS Officer of 1978 Batch (Punjab Cadre). Held several key positions at the Centre as well as State Government, the last one being Secretary to the Government of India, Department of Fertilizers, Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers.
Augustine Peter
Member
Shri Augustine Peter started his career as a banker with the Indian Bank and the State Bank of India and later joined the Indian Economic Service (1982). He served in various economic ministries of the Government of India, including the Department of Company Affairs (now the Ministry of Corporate Affairs), the Planning Commission (Project Appraisal and Management Division), the Department of Commerce (Director, Trade Policy Division and later Economic Adviser), the Department of Economic Affairs, and the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas (Director General). He specialises in the areas of Competition Policy, Trade Policy and Investment Policy, and has publications in reputed journals like the Indian Economic Journal on issues related to Competition Policy and Law. As Director in the Department of Commerce, Government of India, he looked after issues related to the WTO Working Group on the ‘Interaction Between Trade and Competition Policy’ during 1998-2004. He was part of the Indian delegation to the WTO Ministerial Conferences in Doha (2001) and Cancun (2003). He participated in the meetings of the UNCTAD Inter Governmental Group of Experts on Competition Policy and Law, Geneva, during various years and was also elected its Vice Chairperson in 2003. He also actively participated and contributed to the evolution of the UNCTAD Model Law on Competition during that period. He was Economic Adviser in the Commission during 2006-09. He was Director General of CCI in 2009 when enforcement started. He spearheaded the advocacy programme of the Commission during this period. He was also actively involved in the framing of the regulations. He served as Indian Delegate, representing the India Investment Centre, at the UNIDO Investment Promotion Service (IPS) Office in Paris during 1989-93, promoting investment and technology transfer. He also served as the Lead International Consultant to the Government of Nepal for drafting Industrial and Investment policies for that country during 2002.
U. C. Nahta
Member
Shri U.C. Nahta who is Chartered Accountant (1976) has more than 32 years of experience as a class one officer in the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India. Shri Nahta has held various senior level positions such as Additional Registrar of Companies, Maharashtra, Mumbai, Registrar of Companies, Gujarat, Ahmedabad, Regional Director, Northern Region, Noida, Eastern Region Kolkata, North Western Region, Ahmedabad and Director of Inspection & Investigation at the headquarters of the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, New Delhi. Shri Nahta has joined as Member, Competition Commission of India on 12th August, 2014.
Justice G P Mittal
Member
Justice G.P. Mittal joined Delhi Judicial Service in May, 1977. He held various posts including Metropolitan Magistrate, Senior Civil Judge, Rent Controller, Additional Sessions Judge, Special Judge of CBI etc. In the year 2008, he was posted as the Principal Secretary (Law & Judicial), Govt. of NCT, Delhi and thereafter in the year 2009 he became the District and Sessions Judge for the City State of NCT of Delhi. He was elevated as the Judge of Delhi High Court in the year 2010 and joined as Member of Competition Commission of India in July, 2015.

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