The National University of Juridical Science (NUJS) has been selected by a committee constituted by the Competition Commission of India (CCI) to be a part of their panel of reputed institutions for three years to carry out competition assessment of economic legislations, bills and policies.
The empanelment by the selection committee was based on the evaluation of abilities demonstrated by the NUJS in a sample Competition Assessment submitted to the CCI in response to a public advertisement.
The CCI, in pursuance of the terms of the Competition Commission of India (Competition Assessment of Legislations and Bills) Guidelines, 2015, had proposed to maintain a panel of 5-7 reputed institutions to carry out initial competition assessment of the economic legislations/bills referred to them. Accordingly, on June 13, 2017, it had invited expression of interest, along with a sample competition assessment of an economic legislation, from eligible institutions. The interested colleges were required to apply for the same with a sample competition assessment of any central/state economic legislation/policy in the format prescribed under the CCI (Competition Assessment of Economic Legislations and Policies) Guidelines, 2016. For the empanelment, a preliminary assessment was conducted by the CCI.
For the exercise, the NUJS had chosen to assess whether the Electricity Act, 2003, is in consonance with the antitrust regime under the Competition Act, 2002.