The CCI in its order dated September 29, 2015 dismissed allegations against Departments of Sales Tax/Professional Tax (Department).Taj Pharmaceuticals(Informant) complained that the Department had abused its dominant position with regard to issuance of tax notices. The Department had issued tax notices to Informant’s 16 companies which are not operational and an FIR was registered. CCI made its observation as "By performing the said activity, OP 1 (the Department) is merely carrying out the sovereign function of the government and as such is not engaged in any economic activity to be covered within the definition of an enterprise, given the facts of the present case," and said vide its order that the nature of the activities undertaken by the Department do not fall within the ambit of the Competition Act, 2002."The Maharashtra State Tax on Professions, Trades, Callings and Employments Act, 1975 also provides appellate remedy if a person is aggrieved," the order said. The CCI concluded that there was no prima facie case of competition norms violation and decided to close the complaint.