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In 2023, the central government rejected the company's proposal for post-facto approval for investments made in another subsidiary called Paytm Payments Services Ltd (PPSL) over concerns about Chinese investments.

Addressing the reporters after the MPC statement, RBI's deputy governor Swaminathan J said the actions against the fintech have been taken due to persistent non-compliance.

Despite a firm beginning, the stock tanked 9.41 per cent to Rs 450 on the BSE. At the NSE, it plunged 9.31 per cent to Rs 450. 

Vivek Joshi stated that Paytm Payments Bank Ltd (PPBL) is a small financial entity and there are no systemic stability concerns.

Shares of One97 Communications climbed 10 per cent on Wednesday morning, after the news. The stock jumped 9.99 per cent to Rs 496.75 on the BSE after a firm beginning.

HDFC Bank's country head for payments Parag Rao, while replying to a question on Paytm, indicated that talks in going on to help the distressed fintech.

ED and FIU are already probing matters related to the payment gateway under provisions of the anti-money laundering law. 

Paytm Wallet users can continue to carry on transactions till February 29. However, after February 29, they will be able to use their existing balance till the time it is exhausted, but cannot add any money to their account. 

Paytm has been in talks with Jio Financial Limited since November of last year, while discussions with the banking giant HDFC started ahead of the RBI's action on the fintech.

The stock tanked 10 per cent to Rs 438.35 -- its lowest trading permissible limit for the day -- on the BSE.