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Govt of India in the mood for action against Google, fine of crores may be imposed, allegation of misuse of position

Pankaj Prasad
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Chandrasekhar said that this is very worrying, not only for us, but it is a matter of serious concern for the entire digital ecosystem in India.

Government of India is planning to take action against Google. Google is accused of taking unfair advantage of its strong position in the market. Minister of State for Electronics and Information Technology Rajeev Chandrasekhar told a news agency that the Indian government plans to take action against Alphabet's Google following an antitrust watchdog last year.

In October last year itself, the Antitrust Unit of the Government of India imposed a fine of $ 275 million, or about Rs 2,280 crore, on Google in two cases. The fine was also imposed on Google for abusing its dominant position in the Android operating system market and forcing developers to use its in-app payment system.

Rajeev Chandrasekhar told in an interview at the IT Ministry in New Delhi that such activities are serious and cause deep concern for the Government of India. In such a situation, action is decided against Google. The ministry will have to take action, he added. It has been thought about. You'll see it in the coming weeks. It is certainly not something that can be forgiven.

Chandrasekhar said that this is very worrying, not only for us, but it is a matter of serious concern for the entire digital ecosystem in India. He said that there is no need for debate on this issue. Google has not yet said anything on this report. A few days ago, after the government's order, Google has taken a big decision.

Google has said that now the Google apps that come pre-installed with the phone can also be uninstalled. For your information, let us tell you that 97 percent i.e. about 62 crore mobile users in India use Android phones and all these phones have Google's operating system. In such a situation, India is the biggest market for Google.