The CCI released a 39-page order on Monday, listing the allegations made by an anonymous informant, against Alphabet, Google, Google Ireland, Google India and Google India Digital Services.
The informant alleged that Google, was using its control of the PlayStore and Android to favour Google Pay over competing apps.
Google Pay is one of four payment services operating in India, with the other being the Softbank- and Alibaba-backed Paytm, Walmart’s PhonePe and WhatsApp, which was given approval last week to open a service for a maximum of 20 million people initially.
"Due to Google’s dominance in the markets for the licensing of mobile OS and app stores for Android OS, Google has become the de facto gateway to Android smartphones," the complaint alleged.
The informant also claimed that apart from Google PlayStore’s billing system favouring the Google Pay app, in-app purchases for apps downloaded through PlayStore also had no choice but to support the Google Pay service if they wanted to be listed on the PlayStore.
The CCI said Google appeared to have contravened various sections of the Competition Act and asked the director-general of the CCI to report back within 60 days.