CCI commissions IIM study for ways to address talent shortages
The Competition Commission of India (CCI) is a relatively new among the various regulators in the country, but its role is getting prominent amid rising instances of anti-competitive practices coming to fore.
CCI Chairman Ashok Chawla said the study by Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, is expected to suggest a roadmap for financial self-sufficiency that would make the regulator "truly independent".
"We have asked the IIM, Ahmedabad to do a study to look at mainly three things.
"One is to put in focus the mission and the vision of the CCI for the years (to come), second is on HR capacity and what needs to be done and third is to suggest ways and means to generate more revenues," Chawla said.
CCI currently has just about 110 people, which is even lower than its sanctioned headcount of close to 200 persons.
"We are building on the human resources, both in terms of numbers and quality. We are still quite short compared to the approved manpower strength, which is close to 200 people. We only have about 110 people," Chawla said.
CCI chief said that the shortages are partly addressed by taking experts on contract basis from the market. Such hiring are done for a period of one to three years and is only a short-term solution.
The regulator has
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