The Competition Commission of India (CCI), which has been established by the Central Government with effect from 14th October 2003 is looking to hire legal interns and advertised a revised guidelines in December 2019.
About the Internship:
To familiarize students from Economics, Law, Management, and Finance about the Competition Law and its provisions and to impart training on competition and related issues, CCI had initiated internship training programme in the year 2005. Since its inception, about 75 students have already been provided with the training in the field of competition law and policy. From January, 2011, more than 22 students from various institutes of repute have undergone internship training so far on various competition related issues. CCI actively promotes the participation of student community in its internship programme.
Second and third year of the Bachelors degree in Law (3 year course after graduation) or Fourth and final year of the five year integrated course in Law and students who have taken 3rd year exam and are entering the 4th year.
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About the Company:
Competition is the best means of ensuring that the ‘Common Man’ or ‘Aam Aadmi’ has access to the broadest range of goods and services at the most competitive prices. With increased competition, producers will have maximum incentive to innovate and specialize. This would result in reduced costs and wider choice to consumers. A fair competition in market is essential to achieve this objective. Our goal is to create and sustain fair competition in the economy that will provide a ‘level playing field’ to the producers and make the markets work for the welfare of the consumers.
The objectives of the Act are sought to be achieved through the Competition Commission of India, which has been established by the Central Government with effect from 14th October 2003. CCI consists of a Chairperson and 6 Members appointed by the Central Government. It is the duty of the Commission to eliminate practices having adverse effect on competition, promote and sustain competition, protect the interests of consumers and ensure freedom of trade in the markets of India. The Commission is also required to give opinion on competition issues on a reference received from a statutory authority established under any law and to undertake competition advocacy, create public awareness and impart training on competition issues.