In response to an RTI filed by MediaNama, the ministry said “MeitY does not allow any website / mobile application / service to be launched. Accordingly, MeitY has not given permission to PUBG / PUBG Mobile India.” Explain that the RTI application was seeking clarity on whether Krafton or its subsidiary PUBG Corporation sought or obtained permission on the relaunch of PUBG Mobile.
A separate RTI was also filed, in response to which the ministry said that no permission has been given for the launch of PUBG in the country. In its reply on 12 December, the ministry said, “MeitY has not given any permission to launch PUBG”.
There was no clarity in the RTI responses given by the ministry on whether the talk was about the banned PUBG Mobile or about the upcoming PUBG Mobile India, for which the ‘Coming Soon’ teaser was recently released. I went. MeitY’s response is that the ministry does not allow any app to be launched – it could also mean that officially, it will not pre-approve the app.
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