Google India Denied Reprieve By SC Over Rs 1,337 Crore Fine From CCI Order

Final Up to date: January 19, 2023, 17:00 IST

The CCI in October fined Google Rs 1,337.76 crore in October for abusing its dominant place in Android cellular system markets. (Reuters File Picture)

Google has been contesting the fees from the anti-trust physique within the nation whereby it has been accused of misusing its monopoly within the cellular market.

In a setback to Google, the Supreme Courtroom on Thursday refused to intrude with the Nationwide Firm Regulation Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) determination, declining to remain operation of the Competitors Fee of India (CCI) order imposing Rs 1,337.76 crore positive on the tech large.

A bench, headed by Chief Justice D.Y. Chandrachud and comprising Justices P.S. Narasimha and J.B. Pardiwala, declined with the NCLAT order. Nevertheless, the highest court docket directed the NCLAT to eliminate Google’s attraction by March 31.

The bench mentioned any expression of opinion of this court docket on deserves would have an effect on the case earlier than the NCLAT. It added that the findings by the CCI can’t be mentioned to be with out jurisdiction or with manifest error.

The Chief Justice mentioned the compliance with the order of the CCI is prolonged by an extra interval of 1 week.

On January 11, the Supreme Courtroom had agreed to look at an attraction by Google towards a choice by the NCLAT, declining to remain a Rs 1,337.76 crore penalty imposed on it by the CCI for alleged anti-competitive practices.

Google moved the apex court docket after the setback at NCLAT, which didn’t keep the CCI order on abuse of dominant place in a number of markets within the Android cellular system ecosystem case.

Earlier this month, the NCLAT didn’t discover any urgency to move an interim order, after noting that Google filed the attraction in December final yr, although the CCI handed the order in October.

It directed Google to deposit 10 per cent of the positive quantity.

The tribunal had mentioned that there was no urgency proven within the submitting of the attraction, due to this fact Google couldn’t be allowed to press for interim reduction.

In October final yr, the CCI had imposed a penalty of Rs 1,337.76 crore on the corporate for abusing its dominant place in a number of markets in relation to Android cellular gadgets.

The CCI additionally imposed a penalty of Rs 936.44 crore on the corporate for abusing its dominant place with respect to its Play Retailer insurance policies.

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