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India: CCI asks for more freedom in hiring staff

 |  March 18, 2018

The Competition Commission of India (CCI), the country’s antitrust regulator wants more freedom in hiring people. The Commission along with the government is working on some changes in the recruitment rules. “Although we have freedom in hiring, we would like to get some more freedom in deciding terms of hiring for getting right quality of people,” said Devender Sikri, Chairman, CCI.

The antitrust regulator is working with ministry of corporate affairs for restructuring the recruitment process. Smita Jhingran, Secretary, CCI, while replying to a question said that 37% of the sanctioned posts at CCI are vacant. About 60% of the sanctioned posts are vacant at Director General’s office, CCI’s investigation arm. There are 197 sanctioned posts at CCI. Of late, the regulator has been hiring people on contract to fill up the shortfall.

Full Content: Financial Express

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