PUBG Mobile Latest – Ministry declares ’No Permission to PUBG’ : The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITY) has made it official that no permission has been granted to PUBG Mobile in India to relaunch itself.
MEITY is a same ministry which had banned the game along with hundreds of other Chinese apps in September. Responding to a RTI Query filed on 30th November – MEITY declared that ‘“MEITY has not given any permission for launch of PUBG”
A well know e-sport entity GEM Esports has shared the ministry reply on their Instagram handle in which Central Public Information Officer has responded to the query filed through a RTI –
MEITY was asked – The query filed stated:
” Dear Sir/ Mam
In the month of September, 2020, Government of India with the consultation of your Department (MEITY) banned various Chinese apps. One of which was Pubg Mobile Game. Now, there are many news which says that the game is being relaunched and the same is made specifically for the Indian Public and will not be harmful to the nation and its citizens. I would like to know if your department has given any such permission to the game so that it can be re-launched. “
– RTI filed on: 30/11/20
MEITY has responded stating:
“MEITY has not given any permission for launch of PUBG”
– Respond on: 11/12/20
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It is worth noting that InsideSport was first news platform to inform that PUBG relaunch reports / attempts are not approved by Ministry and no such permission has been granted to anyone.
Officials close to PUBG Mobile also admits, ‘Game comeback not possible even in New Year’
After chasing MEITY officials continuously in the last 30 days, the government is yet to grant a hearing to PUBG officials. And the big information coming in from both the ends is that the ban on the game is not getting revoked for the few more months. Sources on PUBG’s side has informed InsideSport that the matter is not getting resolved anytime soon.
‘Efforts from PUBG were made in the right earnest, but situation is such – that there has been no headwind or progress on the matter. We don’t see game making a comeback in India for the next few months, at-least not before March 2021. It’s unfortunate but everyone has to live with it”, said the official closely following the developments from PUBG’s side.
It is clear after this statement from the person who is in the thick of things and RTI reply by MEITY – that PUBG Mobile is not coming back to India before March 2021.