The Competition Commission of India (CCI) issued demand notices to Google for failing to pay fines imposed on the company for alleged anti-competitive practises within the time frame specified.
Google has filed an appeal with the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) against the CCI’s two October orders, which have yet to be heard. Entities are required by competition law to pay fines within 30 days of receiving the demand notice, unless the ruling is stayed. According to reports, the demand notice is merely a formality, and the fines will not become due until the court rules on the stay application for the appeals. Google was hit with two penalties totaling $307 million in late November 2022.