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A-Z of prohibited products and services:

  1. Admissions including Direct Admissions in colleges/universities/reputed institutes.
  2. Adoption of Children & Babies
  3. Ads for buying products/services like "Looking for iPhone", "Looking for a rental house" etc. Please take a look at the ads posted on OLX and contact the sellers.
  4. Adult/Sexually Oriented/Pornographic Material” or "Child pornographic material.
  5. Advance bookings or Products which are yet to be launched or pre-orders except for traveling and lodging.
  6. Advance fees, registration fees or payment, etc.
  7. Alcohol, E-cigarette and Tobacco Products.
  8. Allopathic medicine. Any kind of new or used medicine.
  9. Any animal under Pets category except Cats, Dogs and Fish Aquarium.
  10. Any kind of animal body part of animal skin and bone or any product made of such material.
  11. Astrology or Any kind of spiritual/supernatural services/remedies like (black magic, Vashikaran, love spells/problems/jadu/ Vashikaran). Any services where facts are not public and cant be scientifically ascertained in general.
  12. Blogging or any discussion or information published on the Internet.
  13. Brand new phones/newly launched/recently purchased without a bill, Jio Phones, etc.
  14. Burglary Tools
  15. Charity or voluntary giving of help or products for free.
  16. Chemicals i.e “Hazardous Chemicals, Pharmaceutical products (prescribed or not), Restricted, Perishable Items”, and “Radioactive materials & substances”
  17. Child labour or Slavery i.e Any services which fall within the ambit of child welfare laws of the country.
  18. Counterfeit Products/Clones, Replicas or demo sets.
  19. Crypto-currency (e.x. Bitcoin, Litecoin, bitcoin mining rigs & affiliated services/products). 
  20. Cylinders and Products without the approval and registration of government agencies such as CNG, Pepper Spray, LPG.
  21. Database - Selling of user database or leads or sale of any information duly collected from the customers which can benefit others knowingly or unknowingly.
  22. Dating services for people looking for relationship, dating and/or friendship
  23. Direct admissions to colleges/universities/reputed institutes through management quota or donations. 
  24. Discriminating on the basis of race, caste, religion or creed mentioning in ads.
  25. Education certificates(fake) for High school diplomas, university, medals, etc.
  26. Escort Services or adult (cross gender) massage.
  27. Firecrackers, Explosives and Explosive Substances
  28. Foreign exchange including collecting and effecting/remitting payments directly /indirectly outside India in any form towards overseas foreign exchange trading through electronic/internet trading portals.
  29. Free services of any kind with no clearly defined benefits.
  30. Government IDs and Licenses Services.
  31. items or government-issued items such as medals, rewards &certificates
  32. Govt job of any type (except the third-party vendor payroll if mentioned), Backdoor jobs, Captcha work, work from home via Facebook, Foreign jobs, Chit funds job or schemes.
  33. Government service - Only consultancy/guidance is allowed  
  34. Guaranteed services for approval and acceptance of government documents or ID's (Aadhar card, PAN, Passport, Visa, etc.)
  35. Hellevator scheme- Matrix sites or sites using a matrix scheme approach
  36. Human, Blood, Bodily Fluids, Human Parts, and Remains 
  37. Illegal Goods/Embargoed Goods/Contraband goods
  38. Indian currency notes – Old, New or Error notes. Coins considered as legal tender.
  39. Hacking/piracy- Devices infringing intellectual property rights such as unlocking devices which include Mod chips or other devices designed to circumvent copyright protection
  40. IPR media violation- Media infringing intellectual property rights, which includes unauthorized copies of books, music, movies, and other licensed or protected materials
  41. IPR software violation- Software infringing intellectual property rights, which includes unauthorized copies of the software, video games, and other licensed or protected materials, including OEM or bundled software
  42. Ivory products
  43. Items that hurt the Laws for the Protection of Historical, Artistic and Cultural significance
  44. Loans offered by private parties or institutions not authorized and regulated as per RBI guidelines.
  45. Luxury items with unrealistic pricing/not corresponding to market pricing.
  46. Medical Equipment requiring licenses (such as Ultrasound machines, X-Ray Machines, etc).
  47. Medicines prescribe as prescription-strength medicine, aesthetic, steroids, & food supplements
  48. Miracle cures which include unsubstantiated cures, remedies or other items marketed as quick health fixes
  49. Multi-Level Marketing Services (MLM), SMS Sending, Email sending/processing, Champ cash, Network marketing jobs, Home based jobs.
  50. Offensive goods, the crime that includes crime scene photos or items, such as personal belongings, associated with criminals
  51. Offensive Material - examples include ethnically or racially offensive material
  52. Photos of artists/singers/entertainers are not allowed unless with permit
  53. Pirated Cable box descramblers and jail-broken/modified gaming consoles.
  54. Police, Army, Navy and Airforce Related Items
  55. Political affiliations, admission, and blogging
  56. Software & movie piracy, software to unlock phones/video games or Stocks and Other Securities
  57. Stocks, shares and other securities intangible in nature
  58. Surrogacy
  59. Tickets/vouchers/passes for any events, games, matches or concerts, lottery tickets, sweepstakes entries, subscriptions, etc.
  60. Traffic devices, which includes radar detectors/hammers, license plate covers, traffic signal changers /sensors, and related products.
  61. Transfer of membership/subscription/certificates/timeshare etc.
  62. Transfer or selling license for pharmacy or liquor shop or any such institution which is controlled by the government
  63. Used Cosmetics, undergarments, personal hygiene & grooming items (e.g. epilators, shavers, etc).
  64. Weapons, Air Gun, artillery including arms, any type of edged tools resulting in affliction including daggers, swords, serrated objects, knives, and similar items.