Competition Commission of India

CCI dismisses Plea Alleging Dominant Position abuse by Whatsapp & Facebook

Harshita Chawla Vs. WhatsApp Inc. & Facebook Inc. (Competition Commission of India)

Harshita Chawla Vs. WhatsApp Inc. & Facebook Inc. (Competition Commission of India) As regards the allegation of leveraging, the Commission does not agree with the Informant for reasons cited supra while dealing with the allegation under Section 4(2)(d) of the Act. The Informant has contended that WhatsApp will leverage its dominance ...

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CCI closes complaint against West Bengal lotteries directorate, stockist

XYZ Vs Directorate of State Lotteries (Competition Commission of India)

XYZ Vs Directorate of State Lotteries (Competition Commission of India) Competition Commission has closed a complaint alleging unfair business practices by the Directorate of State Lotteries, West Bengal, and West Bengal Lottery Stockists Syndicate. Full Text of the order of Competition Commission of India 1. The present Information has b...

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CCI orders Anti-Trust Probe against Amazon/ Flipkart on 4 Issues

Delhi Vyapar Mahasangh Vs. Flipkart Internet Private Limited and its affiliated entities (Competition Commission of India)

On careful perusal of allegations levelled by the Informant and the documents provided, the Commission notes that there are four alleged practices on the marketplaces, namely, exclusive launch of mobile phones, preferred sellers on the marketplaces, deep discounting and preferential listing/promotion of private labels....

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Presumptive inference provided by Informant cannot be basis for forming a prima facie opinion

Ravi Pal Vs All India Sugar Trade Association (AISTA) (CCI)

Ravi Pal Vs All India Sugar Trade Association (AISTA) (CCI) After appreciation of the allegations of the Informant and documents submitted including the oral submissions made by the Informant, the Commission is of the view that no evidence has been provided by the Informant to show that there was any meeting of minds between the […...

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Motive Irrelevant In determining Abuse Of Dominance: CCI

Velankani Electronics Private Limited Vs Intel Corporation (Competition Commission of India)

Velankani Electronics Private Limited Vs Intel Corporation (Competition commission of India) The OP has also argued that it has no incentive to deny access to anyone to the Server or Server-Board market segment. The OP’s interests are aligned to ensure multiple manufacturers of Server-Boards and Servers. Since the OP’s primary focus i...

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Rounding Off Railway Fares Prima Facie Abuse of Dominance: CCI

Mr. Meet Shah Vs Union of India, Ministry of Railway (Competition Commissioner of India)

Mr. Meet Shah Vs Union of India, Ministry of Railway (Competition Commissioner of India) Railway and IRCTC (Opposite Parties) have not been able to convince the Commission as to why the policy of rounding off of actual base fares to the next higher multiple of Rs.5 is applicable to the sale of online tickets, when […]...

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CCI imposes penalty upon Esaote for abusing dominant position

House of Diagnostics LLP Vs. Esaote S.p.A & other (Competition Commission of India)

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has imposed a penalty of Rs. 9.33 lac upon Esaote S.p.A and Esaote Asia Pacific Diagnostic Pvt. Ltd. (‘Esaote’) for abusing dominant position in supplying dedicated standing/ tilting MRI machines....

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CCI imposes penalties on Sugar Mills & their Associations for rigging bids

CCI imposes penalties on Sugar Mills & Associations for rigging bids

CCI imposes penalties upon Sugar Mills and their Associations for rigging the bids in respect of Joint Tender floated by Oil Marketing Companies for procurement of Ethanol for blending with Petrol ...

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CCI order regarding cartelisation in Indian Zinc-Carbon Dry Cell Batteries Market 

Re. Panasonic Corporation, Japan & Others (Competition Commission of India)

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) passed a final order imposing penalty on Panasonic Energy India Co. Limited Panasonic) and Geep Industries (India) Private Limited (Geep) for colluding to fix prices of zinc-carbon dry cell batteries in India. In respect of Panasonic, CCI granted 100 percent reduction in penalty by invoking the pr...

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CCI penalises All India Chess Federation for abuse of dominant position

Hemant Sharma & Others Vs. All India Chess Federation (Competition Commission of India)

CCI issues order against All India Chess Federation for abuse of dominant position and imposition of unreasonable vertical restraints on chess players and organisation of chess events; Imposes penalty of Rs. 6.92 lakhs on AICF for the Anti-Competitive conduct....

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CCI penalises SALPG for terminalling services at Visakhapatnam Port

East India Petroleum Pvt. Ltd. (EIPL) Vs. South Asia LPG Company Pvt. Ltd. (SALPG) (CCI)

Competition Commission of India (CCI) issues order against South Asia LPG Company Pvt. Ltd. (SALPG) for abuse of dominant position for terminalling services at Visakhapatnam Port; imposes penalty of Rs. 19.07 crore on SALPG....

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CCI penalises Sports Broadcasters for rigging bids in tenders

Sports Broadcasters. Vs. Essel Shyam Communication Limited & others (CCI)

Sports Broadcasters. Vs. Essel Shyam Communication Limited & others (CCI) CCI passes order under Lesser Penalty Provisions against broadcasting service providers for rigging bids in tenders by Sports Broadcasters This case was taken up by Competition Commission of India (‘CCI’) suo motu under Section 19 of the Competition Act, 200...

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Deferring Release of a movie to Avoid Clash with other movie Not an Anti-Competitive Practice: CIC

Shri Kshitiz Arya Vs Viacom18 Media Pvt. Ltd (Competition Commission of India)

Shri Kshitiz Arya Vs Viacom18 Media Pvt. Ltd (Competition Commission of India) It is observed that the releasing of a movie is a strategic and tactical business decision taken by the producers. The makers of a film have to consider a lot of factors before releasing the movies for distribution such as market targeting, branding […]...

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CCI bust cartel in tenders of Pune Municipal Corporation

Nagrik Chetna Manch Vs. Fortified Security Solutions (Fortified) & 5 Ors (Competition Commission of India)

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) passed final order imposing penalty on six firms - Fortified Security Solutions (Fortified), Ecoman Enviro Solutions Pvt. Ltd. (Ecoman), Lahs Green India Pvt. Ltd....

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CCI penalises 3 Airlines for concerted action in fixing fuel surcharge

Express Industry Council of India Vs. Jet Airways (India) Ltd. & Others (Competition Commission of India)

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) imposes penalties upon three Airlines for concerted action in fixing and revising fuel surcharge (FSC) on cargo transport The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has imposed penalties upon 3 Airlines for concerted action in fixing and revising Fuel Surcharge (FSC) – a component of freight ...

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CCI imposes penalty on GDA for abuse of its Dominant Position

Shri Satyendra Singh Vs. Ghaziabad Development Authority (Competition Commission of India)

Competition Commission of India (CCI) imposes penalty of Rs. 1,00,60,794/- (Rupees one crore sixty thousand seven hundred ninety four only) on Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA) for abuse of its Dominant Position; Cease and Desist Order was also issued against GDA. The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has found GDA to be in contra...

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BCCI guilty of abusing its dominant position; CCI Imposes penalty for Anti-Competitive conduct

Surinder Singh Barmi Vs. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (Compensation Commission of India)

Competition Commission of India (CCI) issues order against Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for abuse of dominant position for imposing restriction that deny access to the market for organization of Professional Domestic Cricket League/ Events; Imposes penalty of Rs. 52.24 crore on BCCI for the Anti-Competitive conduct....

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CCI finds conduct / practice of AIFEC in contravention of Competition Law

Shri Vipul A. Shah Vs. All India Film Employee Confederation & Others (Competition Commission of India)

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has found All India Film Employees Confederation (AIFEC), Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE) & its affiliates and three producer associations i.e. Indian Motion Picture Producers Association (IMPPA)...

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Grasim & others guilty of bid rigging Delhi Jal Board tenders: CCI

Delhi Jal Board Vs. Grasim Industries Ltd. & others ( Competition Commission of India)

CCI issues order against Grasim Industries Limited, Aditya Birla Chemicals (India) Ltd. and Gujarat Alkalies and Chemicals Ltd. for bid rigging Delhi Jal Board tenders for supply of Poly Aluminium Chloride; Imposes penalty of Rs. 2.30 crore, Rs. 2.09 crore and Rs. 1.88 crore upon GIL, ABCIL and GACL for the anti-competitive conduct. The C...

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CCI finds coal and sand transportation companies contravening Competition Law

Western Coalfields Limited Vs. SSV Coal Carriers Private Limited & others (Competition Commission of India)

Competition Commission of India finds conduct and practice of coal and sand transportation companies to be in contravention of the Competition Law; The parties have been directed to cease and desist from indulging in anti-competitive conduct; A total penalty of Rs. 11,81,71,260 imposed on the ten parties; Penalty also imposed on the eight...

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No predatory pricing by WhatsApp by not charging any subscription fee

Shri Vinod Kumar Gupta, Chartered Accountant Vs. WhatsApp Inc. (Competition Commission of India)

The Informant is stated to be a Chartered Accountant and has filed the present information on behalf of Fight for Transparency Society. As per the information, OP is a provider of consumer communication services via a mobile app called ‘WhatsApp’ which is a proprietary, cross-platform,, encrypted instant messaging services for smartph...

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CCI imposes penalty for anti-competitive conduct on Hyundai Motor

Fx Enterprise Solutions India Pvt. Ltd. Vs. Hyundai Motor India Limited (Competition Commission of India)

CCI issues order against Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL) for anti-competitive conduct, imposes penalty of Rs. 87 crore for the anti-competitive conduct....

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Free Services by Reliance Jio is not Anti-Competitive: CCI

Bharti Airtel Limited Vs. Reliance Industries Limited & Other (Competition Commission of India)

Commission notes that providing free services cannot by itself raise competition concerns unless the same is offered by a dominant enterprise and shown to be tainted with an anti-competitive objective of excluding competition/ competitors, which does not seem to be the case in the instant matter as the relevant market is characterised by ...

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Malayalam Movie Artist Association & others violated Competition Law

Shri T. G. Vinayakumar Vs. Association of Malayalam Movie Artists & Others (Competition Commission of India)

CCI finds the conduct and practice of Association of Malayalam Movie Artists (AMMA), Film Employees Federation of Kerala (FEFKA), FEFKA Director’s Union, FEFKA Production Executive’s Union and their five Office Bearers to be in contravention of the Competition Law. The Informant, T. G. Vinayakumar, a movie director, had approached CCI...

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No anti-competitive act by Apple in granting exclusive selling right of iPhone to few mobile operators -CCI

Sonam Sharma Vs Apple Inc. USA (Competition Commission of India)

In this case, it is found that a consumer interested in buying an iPhone is tied to one of the two mobile networks i.e. Airtel or Vodafone. It is worth noting that at the time of launch of iPhone in India, Apple did not have an outlet to sell its iPhone, a high-end smartphone. Instead of investing money on creating sales and service outle...

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Rating Agency held guity of discrimination for not measuring its TRP in rural areas

Prasar Bharti (Broadcasting Corporation of India) Vs TAM Media Research (P.) Ltd. (Compitition Commission of India)

Next issue to be considered is whether there was prima facie abuse of dominant position by OP. Section 4 of the Competition Act provides that there shall be an abuse of a dominant position, if an enterprise directly and indirectly discriminates in providing services to the customers or restricts technical development relating to services ...

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Lakme can’t be guilty of abusing its dominant position when innumerable other players also exist in market

Karan Sehgal Vs Lakme Lever (P.) Ltd. (Compensation Commission of India)

By no stretch of imagination, Lakme can be considered as dominant either in the geographical market of Delhi or of Gurgaon. There are innumerable branded and non-branded saloons exclusively for women in Delhi alone looking at the population of Delhi being 1.26 crore and the same is the situation with regard to the number of exclusive salo...

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Company not having dominant position in relevant market can’t abuse it

Automobiles Dealers Association Vs Global Automobiles (Competition Commission of India)

GAL is not enjoying the position of dominance in the relevant market on any of the parameters and factors given in section 19(4). GAL is not found to be in a dominant position in terms of the market share, market structure, size and resources, dependence of consumers etc. Thus, when the GAL is not in a dominant position in the relevant ma...

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