Now, Government Employees including retired government employees can enjoy 3G mobile phone connection operated by BSNL (Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited) at a lesser cost compared to other citizens.
A discount of 10% on Fixed Monthly Cost of all 3G postpaid data plan is to be offered to Government Employees.
Retired Government Employee can also get discount of 10% on Fixed Monthly Cost of all 3G postpaid data plan.
This concession is applicable for all retired and working employees of Central Government, State Government, and PSUs (Public Sector Undertakings).
Retired and presently working employees having existing 3G Connections as well as new 3G connections will be eligible for this concession after verification of their credentials.
The above 10% discount can not be clubbed with any other special discount/concession.
source: Official Tariff page of BSNL Website
In a move that could trigger similar rate cuts from other service providers, Bharat Sanchar Nagar Ltd (BSNL) has brought its national long distance land-line tariffs at par with local land-line calls.
This impacts 32 million subscribers which includes BSNL’s 26.2 million land line subscribers as well as its 5.8 million WLL fixed line subscribers for whom STD calls, which used to cost 80 paise for 2 minutes, will now cost 80 paise for 3 minutes, or the same as BSNL’s existing local call rate.
These revised rates will be automatically available to all BSNL fixed line consumers across tariff plans but are not applicable to PCOs and for calls to special services.
This move is expected to dramatically increase the land-line traffic on BSNL’s network and substantially offset some of its losses, though company officials declined to reveal exact estimates.
BSNL’s local call rate is 80 paise for 3 minutes up to 300 calls after which it goes up to Re 1 up to a maximum of Rs 1.20.
Saturday, November 06, 2010
Sachin Pilot Launches free Mobile Connection for BSNL Landline Customers free Home Calling Facility from Mobile
Shri Sachin Pilot, the Union Minister of state for Communications and Information Technology, today launched a Unique plan “PYARI JODI” combining Landline and Mobile Services of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), on the auspicious occasion of Diwali. Launching the promotional scheme, Shri Sachin Pilot said, “The aim of this promotional plan “PYARI JODI” is not only to boost mobile business of BSNL, but also arrest steep decline in the landline business. This is consistent with the role of BSNL as the truly national telecom provider with the core philosophy of connecting all parts of the nation”
The landline customers of BSNL can now take a free SIM card and can make unlimited free local calls to his/her landline/WLL number. In addition, the customers can also call two BSNL Local numbers at a reduced rate of 20p per minute and one BSNL number anywhere in India at a reduced rate of 30p per minute, without paying any additional monthly charges. On activation, customer will also get Rs.15 talk value, 1000 Local SMS, 1000 National SMS and 1000 MB data free.
The Minister said that BSNL has achieved substantial growth in mobile services by adding 22.89 lakh customers in August, 2010, 23.41 lakh customer in the month of September, 2010 and 25 lakh customers in the month of October, 2010. He directed BSNL on the occasion to maintain and even better the growth trends in the coming months also by introducing such attractive offers. He added that the quality of services offered by BSNL would continue to be closely monitored
The Minister has also launched special festive offers for BSNL 3G customers wherein all new 3G activation will get one week unlimited data download free in addition to normal freebies.
In order to boost the acquisition and usage of Broadband among government
employees, the competent authority has approved 20% discount on Broadband Service
charges (usage and rental) for Broadband connections provided to Central Government/
State Government/ PSU Employees category. The scheme is to be launched from
1st December 2008 across BSNL network and is a continuous scheme.
The serving and retired government employees applying for Broadband
connection under this scheme, should furnish an undertaking countersigned by their
Drawing and Disbursing Officer regarding their bonafide along with the application. In
case of retired employees, an attested copy of the Pension Pay Order should be submitted
along with the application. The application should be marked as “FOR GOVERNMENT
The scheme is also applicable to existing Broadband customers who are
serving/retired government employees subject to their furnishing an undertaking as
detailed above. The discount of 20% in Broadband Service charges for the existing
customers will also be applicable if they apply, from the month of such application