The Center has appointed Indian Revenue Service official Anupama Anand as secretary of the country’s competition regulator, Competition Commission of India (CCI).
Prior to this appointment, Anand was the Chief Commissioner of Income Tax at the International Tax Tribunal (Tax Tribunal) in the national capital.
She has been appointed as acting secretary of CCI. Anand will serve as CCI secretary for a term of three years, extendable up to seven years.
The post of secretary has been vacant since March 8, 2022, when Sugata Ghosh Dastidar was removed from office. He has held this position since December 9, 2020.
For the purposes of the CCI, the Secretary is the nodal officer representing the Commission and is responsible for issuing or receiving all statutory communications, establishing any formal relations, including signing of any memorandum or arrangement with the competition authority or any agency of any foreign country, subject to the prior approval of the Commission and the Central Government .
The Center had invited applications for the post of secretary of the commission in June this year and stipulated that only the central government could apply, but state governments could also apply.