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Devender Kumar Sikri

Devender Kumar Sikri

Chairperson, Competition Commission of India (CCI), India

Devender Kumar Sikri, joined as Chairperson of Competition Commission of India (CCI) on 11th January 2016.

Mr. Sikri holds an M. Phil. Degree, a Masters Degree in Advanced Mathematics and has undertaken an Advance Professional Course in Public Administration from Indian Institute of Public Administration, Delhi.

He is an officer of the Indian Administrative Service which he joined in 1975. He has served in various important positions in the Federal Government of India as well as in the State Government of Gujarat. While with the Federal Government, he held the position of Secretary, Department of Justice, Ministry of Law & Justice; Secretary, Ministry of Women & Child Development (WCD), Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India; Joint Secretary, Department of Fertilizers amongst others.

As Secretary, Department of Justice, Mr. Sikri was instrumental in preparing and furthering the agenda of judicial reforms including the changes in the existing procedure for appointment of judges for greater transparency. As Secretary, Ministry of WCD, Mr. Sikri was the principal architect of the legislation on Protection of Children against Sexual Offences Act, 2013; preparation of the Protection of Women Against Sexual Harassment at Workplace Bill, 2010; and restructuring of Integrated Child Development Services Scheme. In his position as Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India, Mr. Sikri was instrumental in the release of data on various social and economic indicators based on 2001 Census, and preparation of complete framework for 2011 Census.

In the State of Gujarat, he has been the Commissioner, Industries Promotion; Sales Tax Commissioner, besides being Vice-Chairman & Managing Director of Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation and Managing Director of Gujarat Agro Industries Corporation Ltd.

After joining CCI, he has worked towards increasing competition compliance by stakeholders through novel methods of advocacy and enhancing transparency in enforcement procedures.