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Google on backfoot, Indian apps back on Play Store after government’s strictness

Google restored Indian apps.

Indian apps have returned to Google Play Store. Union Minister Ashwini Vaishnav has called this step of Google wrong. He has called a meeting of Google and affected app developers on Monday. Earlier, Google had started action to remove 10 Indian apps from Play Store due to non-payment of service fees of Play Store.

This matter has become very heated, and Google has been criticized a lot for this step. Google came on the back foot only after the government intervened on the issue of app de-listing. Now all Indian apps are back on Google Play Store.

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The apps which Google was going to remove include popular apps like,, 99 Google It said that these app developers have not followed its guidelines, hence action is being taken to remove the apps.

Google’s move wrong – Ashwini Vaishnav

Union Electronics and Information Technology Minister Ashwini Vaishnav condemned this move of Google as wrong. According to PTI report, he said that India’s policy is very clear. Our startups will get the protection they need. This kind of de-listing cannot be allowed to anyone.

IT Minister called a meeting

According to ANI, Union IT Minister Ashwini Vaishnav has called Google and app developers affected by de-listing for a meeting. This meeting is to be held on Monday. After the strict attitude of the government, Google has restored all the D-listed apps on Google Play Store.

For your information, let us tell you that Google has updated the payment policy of Google Play Store. However, many Indian app developers have not paid its service fees. Troubled by this, Google had said in a blog post on March 1 that it would take action against Indian app developers. However, the company did not name any specific app.

There was danger on these apps

Google was about to remove 10 Indian apps from the Play Store. These included popular apps like, Quack Quack, Stage, InfoEdge owned apps like, and 99 There is a dispute between Indian startup and Google regarding service fees. Google charges up to 26 percent service fee for in-app purchases on its Play Store and app downloads from the Play Store. Startups believe that this fee is very high.



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