On Wednesday, the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) ordered Google to pay 10 percent of the Rs 1,337.76 crore penalty imposed by the Competition Commission of India (CCI) to the tech giant. In addition to challenging the CCI penalty for alleged violations of Android mobile device ecosystem, the NCLAT has agreed to hear Google’s appeal.
As a result of Google’s abuse of its dominant position in multiple markets in relation to Android mobile devices, the CCI fined Google Rs 1,337.76 crore on October 20, and ordered it to cease and desist from various unfair business practices.
The NCLAT, however, declined to grant any immediate stay on the CCI penalty and said it would make any decision after hearing other parties.
CCI has been notified and directed to list the matter on February 13 for hearing over interim stay.