Evaluation of the monopolies and restrictive trade practices act, 1969
Dr. Poornima Sharma
The Monopolies Restrictive Trade Practices (MRTP) Act, 1969 came into force from 1st June 1970. The Act extends to the whole of India except the State of Jammu and Kashmir. Amendments: The Act was amended in 1974, 1980, 1982, 1984, 1985 and 1991. Amendment in 1991 suggested drastic changes in the MRTP Act Viz., repeal of various provisions of the MRTP Act pertaining to concentration of economic power. The Act empowers Central Government to appoint by notification, a Director General of Investigation and Registration.