Shri Devender Kumar Sikri, an officer of 1975 batch of Indian Administrative Service took oath on January 11, 2016 as Chairman of CCI. Mr Sikri replaces Mr. Ashok Chawla who demitted office on January 7, 2016.
As per the press release on the website of CCI, Mr. Sikri holds an M. Phil. Degree, a Masters Degree in Advanced Mathematics & has also done an Advance Professional Course in Public Administration from Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA), Delhi.
Mr. Sikri has served in various important positions in the Central Government as well as in the State Government of Gujarat. In the Central Government, he held the position of Secretary, Department of Justice, Ministry of Law & Justice; Secretary, Ministry of Women & Child Development (WCD); Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India; Joint Secretary, Department of Fertilizers among others.
(Source: CCI Press Release dated January 11, 2016)