The Government of India introduced Swachh Bharat cess of 0.5 percent on service tax with effect from November 2015. All the telecom service, which were charged with 14 percent Service Tax, would be increased to 14.5 percent after levying Swachh Bharat cess. On account of increased service tax, BSNL has revised its CDMA prepaid offering across all the circles.
BSNL has increased the MRP of its CDMA Plan vouchers, STVs and Data STVs by Rs 1 – Rs 3, while validity and benefits offered would remain unchanged.
BSNL has also said that all Top Up/C-Top Up/Flexi Top Up vouchers will be charged with a service tax of 14.5 percent instead of 14.0 percent.
|NAME||VALIDITY||Existing MRP(Rs.)||Revised MRP|
|All @49(Per Min. Plan)||90||15||15.00|
|Per second plan||90||15||16.00|
|STV @ 25(On-Net @ 25)||90||41||41.00|
|STV @ 1P/2 SEC||90||46||46.00|
|Quarterly Local Azadi||90||508||511.00|
|LOCAL AZADI PACK||30||215||216.00|
|STD AZADI PACK||30||416||418.00|
|Unlimited Local /STD On-Net call+ SMS at Reduced rate.||1||25||25.00|
|Unlimited Local /STD On-Net call+ SMS at Reduced rate||7||135||136.00|
|Unlimited Local /STD On-Net call+ SMS at Reduced rate||15||245||246.00|
|Reduced call rate @ Re. 0.10 /min||30||105||106.00|
BSNL DATA STVs
|EVDO UNLIMITED STV||1||55||55.00|
|EVDO UNLIMITED STV||7||255||256.00|
|EVDO UNLIMITED STV||15||447||449.00|
|EVDO UNLIMITED STV||30||838||842.00|
|1.5 GB Free Usage EVDO||30||175||176.00|
|2.5 GB Free Usage EVDO||30||291||292.00|
|6 GB Free Usage EVDO||30||575||578.00|
|1 GB free data usage NIC||30||51||51.00|
|3.5 GB free data usage NIC||90||155||156.00|
|Reduced data charge@20 Paise/MB FOR NIC & EVDO||90||87||88.00|
|Unlimited data usage NIC||30||396||398.00|
It is expected that BSNL will announce similar revision for its GSM prepaid tariffs shortly.
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