Delhi High Court Issues Notice To Google Pay For Non-Compliance Of NPCI Order
A petitioner has sought action against Google India Digital Services Pvt Ltd for not allowing him to send money to PM CARES Fund without making a VPA or UPI ID on its platform. It is denial of interoperability.
Petition against Google Pay
Shubham Kapaley approached the Delhi High Court with his petition seeking action against Google Pay for denying interoperability. He said that he wanted to make payment in PM CARES Fund through Google Pay but the app denied him interoperability and asked him to make another VPA or UPI ID on its app. He also found similar problem while making payments to other accounts.
And he sought a hefty penalty that is at least 10x of revenue of Google Pay be levied on the app and the penalty be added to the PM CARES Fund for fight against COVID-19. But the High Court has yet to hear the matter.
Delhi High Court on Google Pay petition
Justice Asha Menon heard the petition through video conferencing and issued directions to RBI, Centre and Google India Digital Services Pvt Ltd to give reply to its notice. It allowed three weeks to them to respond to the petition.
According to NPCI, merchants have to provide interoperability to allow customers make payments in a hassle-free manner. Also, it clearly states that no merchant can/shall force the customers to create unique VPA or UPI ID for accessing its services.