1[Meetings of Commission]

2[22. (1) The Commission shall meet at such times and places, and shall observe such rules and procedure in regard to the transaction of business at its meetings as
may be provided by regulations.

(2) The Chairperson, if for any reason, is unable to attend a meeting of the Commission, the senior-most Member present at the meeting, shall preside at the meeting.

(3) All questions which come up before any meeting of the Commission shall be decided by a majority of the Members present and voting, and in the event of an equality of votes, the Chairperson or in his absence, the Member presiding, shall have a second or/casting vote:

Provided that the quorum for such meeting shall be three Members.]


1.  Subs. by the Competition (Amendment) Act, 2007 for “Benches of Commission”

2.  Subs. by the Competition (Amendment) Act, 2007 for:

(1) The jurisdiction, power and authority of the Commission may be exercised by Benches thereof.

(2) The Benches shall be constituted by the Chairperson and each Bench shall consist of not less than two Members.

(3) Every Bench shall consist of at least one Judicial Member.

Explanation.—For the purposes of this sub-section, “Judicial Member” means a Member who is, or has been, or is qualified to be, a Judge of a High Court.

(4) The Bench over which the Chairperson presides shall be the Principal Bench and the other Benches shall be known as the Additional Benches.

(5) There shall be constituted by the Chairperson one or more Benches to be called the Mergers Bench or Mergers Benches, as the case may be, exclusively to deal with matters referred to in sections 5 and 6.

(6) The places at which the Principal Bench, other Additional Bench or Mergers Bench shall ordinarily sit, shall be such as the Central Government may, by notification, specify.”