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Sec 1, Competition Act 2002: Short Title, Extent & Commencement

Section 1 under Chapter I (Preliminary) of the Competition Act, 2002: Short title, extent and commencement

(1) This Act may be called the Competition Act, 2002.

(2) It extends to the whole of India except the State of Jammu and Kashmir.

(3) It shall come into force on such date as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint:

 Provided that different dates may be appointed for different provisions of this Act and any reference in any such provision to the commencement of this Act shall be construed as a reference to the coming into force of that provision.

Extra Notes for Readers

(1) Dates when the provisions of the Competition Act 2002 came into force as notified by the Central Govt:

 o W.e.f. 31st March, 2003, vide Notification No. S.O. 340(E), dated 31st March 2003 in respect of Section 1, Clauses (d), (g), (j), (k), (l) and (n) of Section 2, Sections 8, 9, 10, 14, 16, 17, Sub-section (1) of Section 63 and Clauses (a), (b), (d), (e), (f) and (g) of sub-section (2) of Section 63;

 o W.e.f. 19th June, 2003, vide Notification no. S.O. 715(E), dated 19th June 2003 in respect of Section 2 {except clauses (d), (g), (j), (k), (l) and (n)}, Sections 7, 11, 12, 13, 15, 22, 23, 36, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, Section 63 {except clauses (a), (b), (d), (e), (f), (g) and (n) of sub-section (2)}, Sections 64 and 65;

 o W.e.f. 20th May, 2009, vide Ministry of Corporate Affairs Notification No. S.O. 1241(E), dated 15th May 2009 in respect of Sections 3, 4, 18, 19, 21, 26, 27, 28, 32, 33, 35, 38, 39, 41, 42, 43, 45, 46, 47, 48, 54, 55 and 56.

(2) "Preamble" part of the Competition Act, 2002 - "An Act to provide, keeping in view of the economic development of the country, for the establishment of a Commission to prevent practices having adverse effect on competition, to promote and sustain competition in markets, to protect the interests of consumers and to ensure freedom of trade carried on by other participants in markets, in India, and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto".

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