SC To Hear Google Plea Against CCI Penalty On January 16!


The Supreme Court of India will be range tech giant Google’s plea against the Competition Commission of India’s (CCI) disadvantage of INR 1,337.76 Cr on January 16.

The race watchdog imposed the said penalty on the tech major for supposed abuse of its dominant position crossways various verticals of the Android ecosystem.

Chief Justice of India Dhananjaya Y. Chandrachud took a memo of a request made by older advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi, appearing for Google, and said that the Supreme Court would slant the plea for reach on Monday (January 16).

Singhvi, while looking for a date of hearing, complained that extraordinary guidelines had been passed by CCI and the instruction has to be complied with by 19 January. “There is no finding of misuse of dominance,” he added.

Last month, Google advanced the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) against the CCI order. The law court has since refused an interim stay on the directive and asked Google to pay 10% of the amount.

The court of law also noted that the tech major took more than two months to test the CCI order. Since the tech huge did not show urgency in moving an appeal through the tribunal, Google could not assert interim relief.

However, the money force is the least of the problems for Google in sunny of the CCI order for the INR 1,337.76 Cr consequence. Apart from the penalty, the race watchdog has implemented certain restrictions besides ordering some changes to how Google operates in India on a central level. These changes include:

  • Give original equipment producers (OEMs) a choice of Google Mobile Suite (GMS) apps to install and choose the location of theLicense
  • Licence Play Store without the condition of installing GMS apps
  • Provide admittance to Play Services APIs to everyone
  • Stop offering monetary motivations to OEMs for the exclusivity of search services
  • Stop imposing Anti-Fragmentation Agreement (AFA)/Android Compatibility Pledge (ACC) agreements on OEMs
  • Allow operators to uninstall pre-installed Google apps
  • Allow app store developers to allot their app stores via the Play Store
  • Allow app developers to issue apps through side loading.

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