New Delhi: Devender Kumar Sikri, a former IAS officer of the Gujarat cadre, was on Thursday appointed Chairman of fair-trade regulator Competition Commission of India (CCI).
"Sikri has been appointed as CCI Chairman," a senior official in Department of Personnel and Training said.
62-year-old Sikri succeeds Ashok Chawla, whose over four-year tenure as CCI chief ended today. Chawla has been the former Finance Secretary and had succeeded Dhanendra Kumar, who demitted office in June 2011.
Sikri will have a tenure of about two and half years, i.e till he attains the age of 65 years, the official said.
Sikri, a seasoned bureaucrat, has held various positions in Centre as well as in his cadre state Gujarat. He superannuated as Secretary, Department of Justice on July 31, 2013.
The former IAS officer had also been Secretary in Ministry of Women and Child Development, Registrar General of Census and Collector of Rajkot and Jamnagar, among others.