Monopolies and Restrictive Trade Practices Act, 1969
10. Inquiry into monopolistic or restrictive trade practices by Commission
The Commission may inquire into-
(a) any restrictive trade practice-
(i) on receiving a complaint of facts which constitute such practice 31from any trade association or from any consumer or a registered consumers association, whether such consumer is a member of that consumers’ association or not], or
(iii) upon an application made to it by the 32[Director General]; or
(iv) upon its own knowledge or information,
(b) any monopolistic trade practice, upon a reference made to it by the Central Government 26[or upon an application made to it by the Director General] or upon its own knowledge or information.