Anti-Competitive Agreements

April 7, 2017, 7:07 PM

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has found contravention of provisions of Section 3 of the Competition Act, 2002 in 24 cases and imposed penalties under Section 27 of the Competition Act, 2002 for entering into anti-competitive agreements during the last three years i.e. 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17.  The details of cases as well as the name of parties involved are indicated in the Annexure – I. The Commission does not deal with the cases state-wise, as the issues involved encompass the relevant market, which may not be confined to any one state geography.

Annexure – I

 

Details of cases of anti-competitive agreements in which order has been passed by CCI u/s 27 during the last three years

 

S.

No.

Date of order u/s 27 of the Act Name of the parties
Filed by Filed against
2014-15

 

1. 25.08.14 Shri ShamsherKataria.

E-219,East of Kailash, New delhi-100065

 

(i)         Honda Siel Cars India Ltd. Plot No.A-1, Sector40/41,

(ii)       Volkswagen India Pvt. Ltd.,E-1, M.I.D.C. Industrial Area (Phase-III), Village-NigojeMhalunge, Kharadwadi, Tal. Khed, Chakan, Pune-410501.

(iii)     Fiat India Automobiles Ltd. B-19, Ranjagaon MIDC, Industrial Area, Ranjagaon-412210, Taluka-Shirur, Dist. Pune, Maharashtra.

2. 27.10.14 Suo-Moto Collective boycott/refusal to deal by the Chemists & Druggists Association, Goa (CDAG), M/s Glenmark Company and, M/s Wockhardt Ltd.
3. 31.10.14 1.Indian Sugar Mills Association (Through its Secretary Mr. ShyamLall Gupta) Ansal Plaza, C-Block, IInd Floor, Andrews Ganj, August Kranti Marg, New Delhi-110049.

2.National Federation of Co-operative Sugar Factories Ltd. (Through its Secretary Mr. R.K. Agarwal) Ansal Plaza, C-Block, IInd Floor, Andrews Ganj, August Kranti Marg, New Delhi-110049.

3.All India Flat Tape Manufacturers Association (Through Mr. Gurdeep Singh, Head- Delhi Office), 110, 1st Floor, L.S.C Poket D.D.A Complex, Pocket D&E, Neat Apollo Hospital, SaritaVihar, New Delhi 110076.

(i)         India Jute Mills Association (Through its Secretary), Royal Exchange, 6 Netaji Subhas Road, Kolkata 700001.

(ii)       Gunny Trades Association (Through its Secretary) 5, Dr.Rajendra Prasad      Sarani, Post Box GPO, Kolkata 700001.

(iii)     Ministry of Textiles, Government of India (Through its Joint Secretary),UdyogBhavan, New Delhi- 110011.

4. 23.12.14             Cinemax India Ltd. 215, Atrium, 10thFloor, Opp. Divine School, J.B. Nagar, Andheri (East), Mumbai-400059. Film Distributors Association (Kerala) and its members.Reg No.ER-480/87, PB No.2037, Door No. CC41/1604A, Sopanam Square, Arangath Cross Road, Kochi-682018.
5. 23.12.14 Mr. P.V. Basheer Ahamed. Office Address: M/s Liberty Distributors, Liberty paraside complex, AVK Nair Road, Thalassery-1, Kannur, Kerala.

 

Film Distributors Association (Kerala). Through: General Secretary, Mr. Jose C Mundadan. P.B. No.2037, Door No. CC41/1604-A, Sopanam Square, Arangath Cross Road, Kochi-682018.
6. 21.01.15             M/s Swastik Stevedores Private Limited. (Represented through its Managing Director Sri Harihara Mishra, S/o Sri Trilochan Mishra) Address: PareswarSahi, Jobra, Town/District-Cuttack-753003(Odisha). (i)     Dumper Owner’s Association. (Represented through its President) Address: Atharabanki, Paradeep Port, District-Jagatsinghpur-754142, Odisha.

(ii)   Paradeep Port Trust. (Represented through its Chairman)Address: P.O-Paradeep, District-Jagatsinghpur -754142 (Odisha).

7. 29.01.15 Rohit Medical Store (through its owner Sh. DeshBandhu, S/o Shri Kishan Lal), R/o VPO Shah Talai, Tehsil Jhandutta, District Bilaspur-174030 (H.P.).

 

(i)         Macleods Pharmaceutical Ltd. 3rdFloor, Atlanta arcade, Church Road, Near Leela Hotel, Andheri Kurla Road, Andheri (E), Mumbai-400059. Also at: Macleods Pharmaceutical Ltd. C/o Bansal Medical Hall Laj Complex, Behind Indian Overseas Bank, Chadi Road, Zirakpur District, Mohali-140603 (Pb).

(ii)       FDC Limited. 142-48, Swami Vivekananda Road, Jogeshwari, Mumbai-400102. Crushetters, Jogeshwari (Mumbai). Also at: Divisional Manager. FDC Ltd. A-41, Industrial Area, Phase-I, Okhla, New Delhi-110020.

(iii)     Cipla Ltd. 289, Bellasis Road, Opposite Hotel Sahil, Next City CenterMol Bombay, Central East Mumbai-400008.

(iv)     Mr. Sanjeev Pandit President. Himachal Pradesh Society of Chemist & Druggist Alliance Pacific Chemist, 63, The Mall, Shimla-171001.

(v)       Himachal Pradesh Society of Chemist & Druggist Alliance May Villa, Shahi Building, Cart Road, Shimla-171001 (H.P).

 

8. 03.02.15 JyotiSawroop Arora, S/o Sh. H.D. Arora, 460/1, Ward No.12, Jacobpura, Gurgaon-122001, Haryana. (i)         M/s  TulipInfratechPvt. Ltd. (Through its    Chairman & Managing Director), Mr. Parveen Jain, 12th Floor, Indra Prakash Building, 21 Barakhamba Road, New Delhi-110 001.

(ii)       State of Haryana (Through the Director of  Town Country Planning, Haryana (DTCP)   Chandigarh, Haryana.

(iii)     Haryana Urban Development Authority  (HUDA), HUDA Complex, sector-14, Gurgaon, Haryana.

9. 04.02.15 M/s Shivam Enterprises. Garthi Gate, Hoshiarpur-146001, Punjab. (i)     Kiratpur Sahib Truck Operators Co-operative Transport Society Limited.

(ii)   Members of the Kiratpur Sahib Truck Operators Co-operative Transport Society Limited. Regd. Office: Kiratpur Sahib, District-Ropar, Punjab.

10. 16.02.15             Indian Foundation of Transport Research and Training (IFTRT).

(throughShri S.P. Singh, President/Coordinator), 865/32, Guru Nanak House, S.P. Mukherjee Marg, Delhi-110006. Regd. Address: BW-40 C SFS Flats, Shalimar Bagh, Delhi-110088.

            M/s. All India Motor Transport Congress (AIMTC). Through: Sh. Bal Malkiat Singh, President (AIMTC) and Sh. G.P. Singh, Spokesperson (AIMTC).  Address: 16-A, Asaf Ali Road, Darya Ganj, New Delhi-110002.
 

2015-16

 

11. 04.06.15 Bio-Med (P) Ltd. Through: Shri Sandip Prakash, General Manager. Office: C-96, Site-I, B.S. Road Industrial Area, Ghaziabad (U.P).

 

(i)         Union of India. Through: Deputy Assistant Director General (Stores) Medical Stores Depot (DADG), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Government of India. C-4, Qutab Institutional Area, Behind Qutab Hotel, New Delhi-110016.

(ii)       Glaxo SmithKline Pharmaceuticals Limited. Office: Dr. Annie Basant Road, Worli, Mumbai-400030.

(iii)     M/s. Sanofi. Office: 54/A, Sri Mathura Das Vasangi Road, Andheri East, Mumbai.

12. 10.06.15 Suo-Moto Cartel among Suppliers to Ordnance Factories.

[M/s Sheth& Co. 309, Centre Square, Andheri (West), Mumbai and others].

13. 23.06.15             Kerala Cine Exhibitors Association, Reg. No. ER 630/86. (Represented by the             General Secretary), Film Chamber Building, M.G. Road, Ernakulam, Cochin-682035. (i)         Kerala Film Exhibitors Federation, Cee Pee Building, Kalabhavan Road, Ernakulam, Cochin-682018, Kerala.

(ii)       Film Distributors Association (Kerala), Door No. CC 41/1604, Sopanam Square, Arangath Cross Road, Ernakulam, Cochin-682018, Kerala.

(iii)     Kerala Film Producers Association, Film Chamber Building, 2ndFloor, M.G. Road, Ernakulam, Cochin-682035, Kerala.

(iv)     Kerala Chalachitra Academy, Sasthamangalam, Thiruvananthapuram-695010, Kerala.

(v)       State of Kerala (Represented by the Secretary to Government), Department of Cultural Affairs, Government Secretariat, Thiruvananthapuram-695001.

14. 10.07.15 Suo-Moto Cartelization by public sector insurance companies in rigging the bids submitted in response to the tenders floated by the Government of Kerala for selecting insurance service provider for RashtriyaSwasthyaBimaYojna and [National Insurance Co. Ltd. & others].
15. 27.07.15             Kannada GrahakaraKootaand Shri Ganesh Chetan,S/o H.C.Ananthramakrishna. Both resident at: #162, “Akkare”, Puttappa Compound, AshwathNagara, RMV 2nd Stage, Bengaluru-560094. (i)         Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce. Regd. Office: No. 28, Post Box No. 5217, 1st Main, Crescent Road, High Ground, Bangalore-560001.

 

(ii)       Karnataka Television Association. Office at: MV Seetaramaiah Road, 3rd Cross Gavipuram Extension, Bangalore-560019.

(iii)     Karnataka Film Directors Association, No. 39, Near PrasannaPramod Theatre, 12th D Main, 76th A Cross, 6th Block, Rajajinagar, Bangalore-560010.

(iv)     Kannada Film Producers Association, No. 82/82-83, 5th Main Road, Gandhinagar, Bangalore, Karnataka-560009.

(v)       Karnataka Chalanachitra Academy, Badami House, Opp. To BBMP Office, Bangalore-560002.

(vi)     Karnataka Film Artists, Workers and Technicians Union, 1/1, 2nd Main Road, Gandhi Nagar, Bangalore-560009.

16. 08.09.15             The Crown Theatre. Through: Shri A.R. Vinod, Managing Director. Calicut, Kerala.             Kerala Film Exhibitors Federation. Through its Secretary/President. 41/2253, A. 1, Cee Pee Building, Kala Bhavan Road, Kochi-682018.
17. 12.10.15 Shri GhanshyamDassVij, Sole Proprietor. M/s Durga Drug & General Stores, Gita BhavanChowk, Railway Road, Sonipat-131001 (Haryana).

 

(i)         M/s Bajaj Corp. Ltd. Regd. Office: 221, Solitaire Corporate Park, 151, M. Vasanji Road, Opp. Apple Heritage Chakala, Andheri (E), Mumbai-400093.

(ii)       The Area Sales Manager. M/s Bajaj Corp. Limited, A-50/3, Rewari Line, Industrial Area, Phase-1, Mayapuri, New Delhi-110064.

(iii)     The Branch Manager. M/s Bajaj Corp. Limited, Plot No. 330, Industrial Area, Phase-II, Panchkula-134113.

(iv)     The Branch Manager. M/s Bajaj Corp. Limited, DRM Road, Kuldeep Nagar, Ambala.

(v)       The Sonipat Distributor (FMCG) Association (Regd.)Through: Shri NarenderGoswami, President. [Member of Haryana Distributors (FMCG) Association], New SubziMandi, Kami Road, Sonipat.

18. 17.11.15 Express Industry Council of India. 501, Crystal Centre, RahejaVihar, Powai, Mumbai-400072.

 

(i)         Jet Airways (India) Ltd. Siroya Centre, Sahar Airport Road, Andheri (East), Mumbai-400099.

(ii)       IndiGo Airlines. Level 1, Tower C, Global Business Park, Mehrauli-Gurgaon Road, Gurgaon-122002.

(iii)     SpiceJet Ltd. 319, UdyogVihar, Phase-IV, Gurgaon-122016.

(iv)     Air India Ltd. Airlines House, 113, GurudwaraRakabganj Road, New Delhi-1.

(v)       Go Airlines (India) Ltd. 1st Floor, C-1, Wadia International Centre (WIC), PandurangBudhkar Marg, Worli, Mumbai-400025.

19. 01.12.15 Mr.  P.K. Krishnan, Proprietor ofVinayaka  Pharma. Add: 11/259/1, Kannara Street, Palakkad, Kerala-678001. Alkem Laboratories Limited. Through: Mr. Paul Madavana, Divisional Sales Manager. Alkem House, “Vishwarupa” No. VII/166J, Vaikom Road, South Paravoor, Post: Udayamperoor, Dist.-Ernakulam, Kerala State, Pin-682320.
 

2016-17

 

20. 28.07.16             Maruti& Company. Represented by Sri Sardar Mal Surana, Managing Director. No. 36, MaruthiSuranaBhavan, ThambuChetty Road, Cox Town, Bangalore-560005. (i)         The Karnataka Chemists and Druggists Association. Represented by Secretary. (R), IIIrd Floor, Lakshmi Complex, K.R. Road, Opp. Vanivilas Hospital, Bangalore-560002.

(ii)       Sri. K.E. Prakash, President, the Karnataka Chemists and Druggists Association. (R), IIIrd Floor, Lakshmi Complex, K.R. Road, Opp. Vanivilas Hospital, Bangalore-560002.

(iii)     The Regional Sales Manager/State Incharge. Lupin Diabetes Care Unit of Lupin Ltd., No. 854, P.P. Industrial Area, Deepanjali Nagar, Mysore Road, Bangalore-560040.

(iv)     Lupin Ltd. By its Chief Executive Officer. No. 159, C.S.T. Road, Kalina, Santacruz (E), Mumbai-400098, Maharashtra-State.

21. 18.01.17 Suo-Moto Cartelization in respect of tenders floated by Indian Railways for supply of Brushless DC Fans and other electrical items.
22. 19.01.17 State of Haryana. Through: Mr. VivekAtray, Director,Supplies & Disposal, Haryana, Add: SCO Nos. 1032-33, Sector-22/B, Opp. General Bus Stand, Chandigarh-160022. (i)         M/s Shree Cement Limited through Managing Director. SCO No.20, First Floor, Sector-12/A, Opposite BSNL Exchange Building, Gurgaon.

(ii)       M/s UltraTech Cement Limited through Managing Director. SCO-4, 3rd Floor, Sector-14, Old Delhi Road, Gurgaon.

(iii)     M/s Jaiprakash Associates Limited through Managing Director. Jaypee Cement Grinding Unit-Assandh Road, Khukhrana, Panipat.

(iv)     M/s J.K. Cement Works through Managing Director. 1002/1, Prakash PuriChowk, Sector-4/5 Crossing, Railway Road, Gurgaon.

(v)       M/s Ambuja Cements Limited through Managing Director. 393, Shri Gopal Nagar, Gopalpura Bypass, Near GurjarkiThadi, Jaipur.

(vi)     M/s ACC Limited through Managing Director. SCO Nos. 52-53, First Floor, Sector-17/A, Chadigarh.

(vii)   M/s J.K. Lakshmi Limited through Managing Director. Nehru House, 4, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, New Delhi.

23. 02.03.17 (Belgaum District Chemist & Druggists Association) Abbott India Ltd., Karnataka Chemists and Druggists Association, Geno Pharmaceuticals  & All India Organisation of Chemists And Druggists
24. 24.03.17 Mr. T G Vinayakumar (Vinyan).Address: Bharathi, Pipeline Road, Palarivattom, Cochin-25, Kerala. (i)         Association of Malayalam Movie Artistes (AMMA). P.T.C. Road, Thycaud, P.O, Thiruvananthapuram-695014.

(ii)       Film Employees Federation of Kerala. 44/2608, Freedom Road, Kaloor, Kochi-682017, Kerala.

(iii)     Mr. Mammootty. 222, K C Joseph Road, Panampilly Nagar, Kochi-36, Kerala.

(iv)     Mr. Mohanlal.Vismaya House, TC 26/2802, VidhaVihar Road, Thevara, Kochi-13, Kerala.

(v)       Mr. Dileep. ‘Padmasarovaram’, Kottarakadavu Road, Near Aluva Palace, Alwaye-683001, Kerala.

(vi)     Fefka Directors Union.44/2608, Freedom Road, Kaloor, Kochi-682017, Kerala,

(vii)   Fefka Production Executive’s Union. 34/82-A3, M K P Complex, Near Margin Free Market, Market Road, Edapally, Kochi-682024, Kerala.

 

This was stated by Shri Arjun Ram Meghwal, Minister of State for Corporate Affairs in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha

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