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CCI’s misplaced alternative

The Company Affairs Ministry (MCA) has prolonged the deadline for submitting functions for the three Competitors Fee of India (CCI) Member posts until Could 1. Nonetheless, in doing so it has missed a possibility of getting prime notch folks with know-how experience into the Fee.

Purpose: The lately enacted Competitors (modification) Act 2023 has a particular provision that gives “know-how” experience as one of many components in deciding the appropriate individuals for filling prime posts of Chairman and Members within the Fee. This modification was launched to make sure CCI has the mandatory skilled experience to deal with scrutiny of Huge tech associated anti-trust circumstances.

Nonetheless, with the MCA but to inform the implementation date of this provision and the eligibility standards within the newest commercial not specifying “know-how” experience, one can neglect about having any CCI member with know-how experience for subsequent 5 years, say CCI observers. Within the meantime, India’s digital economic system would have touched $1 trillion and the CCI could not have the technological competence to adjudicate anti-trust circumstances it will be flooded with , they rued.

A metropolis of surprises

The diamond metropolis of Surat doesn’t stop to throw surprises. In 2021 it was from Surat, that Gujarat noticed the emergence of a non-BJP, non-Congress political possibility. Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Celebration stunned many by capturing 27 seats to turn out to be fundamental opposition get together within the 120-member civic physique in February 2021. Emboldened by this success, AAP plunged into Gujarat State polls and secured 5 seats in 182-seat home.

However final week, the lately tagged “Nationwide” get together acquired a jolt after six of its Surat metropolis corporators defected to the BJP. This was a second ‘shock’ after 2022, when it had misplaced 4 of the elected corporators to the ruling get together. The AAP’s energy in Surat civic physique has now decreased to 17.

Selfie politics

The politicians in Andhra Pradesh are leaving no stone unturned to achieve an higher hand over their opponents within the run as much as the Meeting elections slated for subsequent 12 months. Of their quest for novel methods to seize the eye of the voters, they now invented what’s now being labelled as ‘Selfie Politics’.

This development started by none aside from Chandrababu Naidu, Chief of Telugu Desam Celebration, the primary Opposition, to point out that the housing for the poor taken up by the ruling YSRCP Authorities was initially began by him when he posted a selfie at a housing undertaking web site on social media. This development has caught up with politicians of different events who’re flooding social media with ‘selfie politics’. What influence this development has on voters stays to be seen.

When Forms joins in…

A number of senior bureaucrats in Karnataka assembly with prime state Congress leaders on the sly have set tongues wagging within the State. Whereas opinion polls have predicted a hung Meeting, the behaviour of bureaucrats is seen as a great barometer of which method the wind is blowing.

Bureaucrats are seen to be jockeying for a ‘good’ posting in a potential Congress-led authorities post-polls by cosying as much as them beforehand. A miffed BJP has tasked a senior chief to maintain monitor of ‘traitors’ amongst paperwork. Our Bureaus

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