2. Definitions


(1) In these regulations, unless the context otherwise requires, -



(a) "Act" means the Competition Act, 2002 (12 of 2003);



(b) "Chairperson" means the Chairperson of the Commission appointed under sub-section (1) of section 8 of the Act;



(c) "Commission" means the Competition Commission of India established under sub-section (1) of section 7 of the Act;



(d) "Director General" means the Director General appointed under sub-section (1) of section 16 of the Act and includes any Additional, Joint, Deputy or Assistant Directors General appointed under that section;



(e) "information" means an information related to any anti-competitive agreement or abuse of dominant position as referred to in clause (a) of sub-section (1) of section 19 of the Act;



(f) "Member" means a Member of the Commission appointed under sub-section (1) of section 8 of the Act and includes the Chairperson;



(g) "non-compliance", of orders of the Commission shall also include less than full payment of monetary penalty or partial compliance of orders, as the case may be;



(h) "reference" means a reference-



(i) received in the Commission from the Central Government or a State Government or a statutory authority under clause (b) of sub-section (1) of section 19 of the Act, or (ii) received in the Commission from a statutory authority under section 21 of the Act for opinion, or



(iii) sent to a statutory authority for opinion by the Commission under section 21A of the Act, or



(iv) received in the Commission from the Central Government or a State Government for opinion under sub-section (1) of section 49 of the Act.



(i) "Secretary" means the Secretary appointed under sub-section (1) of section 17 of the Act and includes an officer of the Commission authorized by the Chairperson to function as Secretary;



(j) "working day" for the office of the Commission at New Delhi or any other office of the Commission means the day on which it functions but does not include Saturday or Sunday or any other day which is declared to be a public holiday by the Central Government under the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881 (26 of 1881) for New Delhi or for such other place, as the case may be.



(2) Words and expressions used but not defined in these regulations shall have the same meanings respectively assigned to them in the Act or in the Companies Act, 1956 (1 of 1956), as the case may be.

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