Banned Restricted Category list

Annexure 2: Restricted Businesses list

  1. Gaming/gambling which includes lottery tickets, sports bets, memberships/ enrolment in online gambling sites, and related content.
  2. Prescription drugs or herbal drugs or any kind of online pharmacies which includes drugs or other products requiring a prescription by a licensed medical practitioner. Exceptions mentioned below:
    1. Medical devices that are authorized by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for over-the-counter purchase that are not otherwise restricted and are appropriately described and labelled including Eyeglass frames, Tanning devices, Otoscopes, Ionized or ionic bracelets, Personal Sound Amplification Products (PSAPs) etc.
  3. Fireworks and related flammable goods
  4. Securities which includes stocks, bonds, or related financial products
  5. Forex merchants
  6. Crowdfunding
  7. Investment in the future of assets (Futures markets are the performance of contracts for purchase or sale of certain matters at a future date, agreeing price on the present, the amount and due date. Currently these negotiations are conducted in stock markets)
  8. Portfolio Collection, Debt Collection
  9. Stock trading & Financial advisory
  10. Multilevel sales, profits or income by referral of new users
  11. NGO
  12. Real Estate
  13. Loans
  14. Surgical products on B2B model
  15. Club memberships
  16. Money transfer
  17. Resume Writing Services
  18. Auctions/Tenders
  19. Sale of gemstones / High value jewellery
  20. Sale of animal husbandry
  21. Antiques or collectibles
  22. Dietary and herbal supplements
  23. OTC drugs
  24. Photographs, images from videos, images generated by PC Images (copyright or intellectual property)
  25. Foundations, donations or fundraising by third parties
  26. Discount coupons, coupons
  27. Sex shops and erotic items
  28. Professional services (psychologists, lawyers, etc.)
  29. Protection services (Bodyguards services)
  30. Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes)
  31. Political Parties; Politically related payments (donations for a party)
  32. Religious Organisations
  33. Financial Services: money exchange service, including bitcoins, cryptocurrency, forex brokers, financial institutions, debt recovery
  34. Financial Products (Mutual Funds, Insurance.)
  35. Real Estate Agents/Brokers
  36. Matchmaker services
  37. Sexual Health Products (Vitamins, Nonprescriptive Treatment & Medicine)
  38. Offline dating meet ups, social based dating events, matchmaking
  39. Gift Cards as Primary Business
  40. Gold, Silver & Precious metals
  41. Collection Agencies
  42. Medical Devices
  43. Chit Fund, Credit societies and small NBFC
  44. Fireworks
  45. Lottery, Raffles
  46. Incentive Business
  47. Funeral Services
  48. Subscription Services
  49. Warranty Services
  50. Air Bags, Batteries containing mercury
  51. Government Uniforms
  52. Real Estate Maintenance
  53. Web Hosting, Designing
  54. Art Promotion
  55. Commodities Trading
  56. Career Counselling Services
  57. Marketplace Model
  58. Aggregator, Payment Facilitator
  59. Online betting (of any nature or sort), online Gambling (of any nature or sort) and games of chance (of any nature or sort)