Google moves NCLAT against CCI fine of Rs 1,338 crore for misusing Android Market


Google on Friday said it has approached the National Company Law Tribunal to appeal against the Competition Commission of India’s (CCI) decision to penalize the tech giant Rs 1,338 crore for abusing its dominant position in multiple markets in the Android mobile device ecosystem. Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) has been approached.

In a statement to IANS, Google said it has decided to appeal against the CCI’s decision on Android because “we believe this is a major blow to our Indian users and businesses that rely on Android’s security features”. do, and potentially increase the cost of mobile devices”. “Android has brought immense benefits to Indian users, developers and OEMs and has driven India’s digital transformation. We look forward to making our case and remaining committed to our users and partners,” a Google spokesperson said.

In October, the Indian anti-competition watchdog also imposed its second fine on Google – this time around $113 million (Rs 936 crore) – for abusing its dominant position with regard to its Play Store policies. CCI directed Google to cease and desist from indulging in anti-competitive practices.

Google strongly disagrees with the CCI decision, saying it is taking all appropriate legal steps to protect the Android business model in the country. Google is hopeful that the “NCLAT will take a full account of the evidence on record and the tremendous contribution made by Android to the massive growth and prosperity of the mobile ecosystem in India”.

Android has created more options for everyone, and supports thousands of successful businesses in India and around the world, according to the company. Appellate Tribunal According to the company “this irreparable loss will be suffered by the Android stakeholders, if it is not kept pending the outcome of the appeal”.

Not only Google, but some Indian phone makers also disagree with CCI’s measures, given its apparent adverse effect. India is Google’s largest market in terms of users.

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