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  • Google is delaying its plans to charge a 30% mandatory Play Store commission in India.
  • The company’s decision seems like a reaction to the retaliation from Indian startups.
  • Indian payments startup Paytm has already launched a rival app store with some popular apps.

Google is deferring its controversial new Play Store billing policy in India to March 31, 2022. The new rules stop apps from circumventing Google’s payment system and are scheduled to come into effect globally from September 21. They will ensure Google gets its 30% commission on all paid apps and in-app purchases.

In its latest blog post, Google says that it’s setting up listening sessions and policy workshops with leading Indian startups. The internet giant is also extending the time for developers in India to integrate the Google Play billing system so they can implement a UPI payment option. UPI is a unified payment system in

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