The submission was made in an extra affidavit positioned earlier than a bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan by Google in response to an allegation, in an ongoing public curiosity litigation, that the Nationwide Fee Company of India (NPCI) granted GPay entry to the BHIM Aadhaar platform with out data of the Distinctive Identification Authority of India (UIDAI).
“The Respondent 2 (GPay) is fully unconnected to BHIM AADHAAR which is a separate product.
“It’s additional submitted that Google Pay doesn’t require person’s Aadhar particulars, in any method in any way and due to this fact, neither does it require to entry the Aadhaar database nor does it have entry to the Aadhaar database,” Google has mentioned in its affidavit.
The allegation, in keeping with Google’s affidavit, was made by monetary economist Abhijit Mishra within the rejoinder filed by him in his PIL claiming that GPay was facilitating monetary transactions with out the requisite authorisation from RBI.
The rejoinder by Mishra was filed in response to the affidavit filed by the Reserve Financial institution of India (RBI) in his petition.
RBI in its affidavit had contended that GPay was a 3rd get together app supplier (TPAP) and doesn’t function any fee techniques.
Subsequently, its operations usually are not in violation of the Fee and Settlement System Act of 2007, RBI had mentioned.
Google had earlier filed an affidavit in response to the PIL and had said therein that its GPay app doesn’t require RBI authorisation as it isn’t a fee system operator (PSO) however a 3rd get together utility supplier.
Mishra, within the petition filed by advocate Payal Bahl, has claimed that GPay was appearing as a funds system supplier in violation of the Funds and Settlements Act because it has no legitimate authorisation from the central financial institution of the nation to hold out such features.
The excessive courtroom listed the matter for additional listening to on October 22.