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Exemption from Competition Act

The Government, vide notification dated 08.01.2013 has already exempted a banking company in respect of which a notification under section 45 of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949 has been issued for its amalgamation with any other banking institution, from the provisions of section 5 and 6 of the Competition Act, 2002. Giving this information in written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today, Shri Sachin Pilot, Minister for Corporate Affairs, said that these provisions deal with jurisdiction of Competition Commission to regulate acquisition, amalgamation and mergers. He further informed the House that the amalgamation of Global Trust Bank with Oriental Bank of Commerce took place with effect from 14th August, 2004 when section 5 and 6 of the Competition Act dealing with acquisition, amalgamation and mergers were not in force. These sections have come into force only from 01st June, 2011.

Tags: Companies ActCompetition CommissionCorporate Affairs MinistryGlobal Trust BankLokSabhaOriental Bank of CommerceSachin PilotShri Sachin Pilot

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