Petition against WhatsApp payment services filed before Supreme Court

Shruti Mahajan August 10 2018

A petition has been filed before the Supreme Court seeking a direction to the Centre to compel WhatsApp to appoint a Grievance Officer, as mandated by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).

The RBI circular mandates that to run a payment service in India, a company must have its offices and payments in India. This rule appears to be violated by instant messaging service company, considering that it is a foreign company having no offices or servers in India.

The PIL seeks a . . .

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