MM Sharma

  • Why policymakers must stop awarding contracts to PSUs on nomination basis

    The role of CPWD has been divested to the public sector undertakings (PSUs), like NBCC by the line ministry.

  • Pharma firms beware, CCI is inquiring

    The Competition Commission of India’s (CCI) order dated February 10 imposing, for the first time, a penalty of R74.63 crore on a major pharmaceutical company (at a rate of only 3% of the average turnover, though it could have gone up to 10%) for refusing to appoint a stockiest in Kerala unless an NOC was obtained from the local Chemists and Druggist Association has come a shock for pharma manufacturers.

  • Column: A dominant player in realty?

    The CCI order on Jaypee Group serves a warning signal for large real estate players to be cautious before imposing unfair
    and one-sided terms and conditions in the flat buyer agreements on prospective buyers

  • Getting rid of bid rigging in public procurement

    The jurisprudence of CCI with respect of cartel and bid rigging is still evolving

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