is already studying the new economy segment to understand how some companies abuse dominant positions.
Google has been one of the new-age firms that has been under the CCI
scanner for its popular Android mobile operating system allegedly blocking its rivals.
According to Sitharaman, it is just not the number of suo motu cases but also the way in which the commission has to keep itself alert to many developments happening globally.
Corporate Affairs Secretary Injeti Srinivas said the commission should withdraw excessive control. The expert committee that reviewed the competition law and submitted its findings has recommended that there should be more branches of the commission.
The panel also suggested that a board be set up within the commission which will have representatives from other regulators so that there is no turf war. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai), the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission, the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority and the Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board will be part of this forum, which will resolve disputes with the CCI.
In the past, regulators — like Trai
— have had issues with the CCI about jurisdiction over companies pertaining to their sectors.