Thursday, December 29, 2022

CCI notices are sent to Google for unpaid penalties

Google gets CCI notices over unpaid penalties

 Delhi, India: According to sources, the Competition Commission of India (CCI) is said to have issued demand notices to Google for failing to pay the penalties imposed on the internet giant for anti-competitive practices within the allotted time.

Google has appealed the two orders that the CCI issued in October to the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT). The tribunal has not yet considered the appeals.

In two separate cases involving the Android mobile system and Play Store policies, the watchdog assessed fines totaling Rs. 2,274 crore in October. The sources said CCI has given request notification to research for non-installment of punishments forced on the organization in the two cases.

CCI ordered the company to pay all of the penalties within 60 days of receiving the relevant orders, one on October 20 and the other on October 25. CCI has issued the notices because Google has not yet paid the penalties. A company must pay the fine within 30 days of receiving the demand notice under the competition law, or the regulator can use its powers to recover the amount.

Google claims that appeals have been filed in both instances. The penalties will become due based on the outcome of the application for a stay on CCI orders, according to the procedure, it added. If there is no stay on the ruling, entities are required to pay the fine within the stipulated time frame under the competition law.

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