Concerns over transactions on third party apps like GPay can be redressed: NPCI
The National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) on Thursday said any issue with transactions on third party app providers like Google Pay can be redressed under the guidelines laid out by it and the Reserve Bank.
The NPCI said that "malicious news" is floating on social media which suggests that transferring money through Google Pay is not protected by the law, since the app is unauthorised.
Stating that Google Pay is a third party app provider (TPAP), the NPCI said, "All transactions made using any of the authorised TPAP are fully protected by the redressal processes laid out by applicable guidelines of NPCI/RBI and customers already have full access to the same."
Authorised TPAP's are already bound by full compliance to all the regulations and applicable laws in India, it added.
Google Pay is classified as a TPAP that also provides UPI payment services like many others, working through banking partners and operating under the UPI framework, it said, adding that all the authorised TPAPs are listed on the NPCI website.
Google Pay on Wednesday said that all transactions made through its platform are fully protected by redressal processes laid out in the guidelines issued by the Reserve Bank of India and the National Payments Corporation of India.
The statement comes against the backdrop of social media buzz that issues that might arise while transferring money through Google Pay cannot be redressed under law as the app is unauthorised.
"Some quotes on social media, wrongly attributed to the RBI, claim that issues arising while transferring money through Google Pay are not protected by the law, since the app is unauthorised. This is incorrect and can be verified on NPCI's website," a Google spokesperson said.
According to the spokesperson, RBI has not said that the Google Pay app is unauthorised or not legally compliant in its court hearing or in its written response to the Delhi High Court.
Earlier this month, RBI told the Delhi High Court that Google Pay is a third party app provider and does not operate any payment systems.