Friday, May 7, 2021

    Delhi High Court agrees to hear plea seeking suspension of Google Pay

    The Delhi High Court has agreed to hear a petition seeking action and suspension of Google Pay for allegedly flouting the rules of UPI interoperability. The petitioner said that Google Pay does not allow new users to use their existing Virtual Payment Address (VPAs) or UPI ID and asks them to create a new one on its own app.

    The petition filed by Shubham Kapaley has sought suspension of Google Pay’s operations in India till it completely complies with interoperability features.

    A single judge bench headed by Justice Asha Menon issued notices to the Central Government, RBI, Google Pay and other respondents, directing that all replies be filed within three weeks. The court hasn’t announced the next date of hearing.


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