GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of Corporate Affairs
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 378
ANSWERED ON MONDAY, AUGUST 13, 2012
Price Manipulation by Oil Marketing Companies
378. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR:
Will the Minister of CORPORATE AFFAIRS be pleased to state:
(a) whether it is a fact that three PSU Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) recently resorted to a simultaneous increase and subsequent decrease in petrol prices;
(b) if so, the details thereof;
(c) whether the Competition Commission of India (CCI) has conduced any investigation in the matter; and
(d) if so, the details thereof and the steps taken by Government to prevent such instances of anti-competitive behavior or cartelization in the future?
THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF CORPORATE AFFAIRS
(SHRI R. P. N. SINGH)
(a) to (d) The Competition Commission of India, which is a Quasi-Judicial Regulatory Body, is seized of the matter and would consider the same as per the provisions of the Competition Act, 2002.