BSNL revises prepaid GSM top up pack and data voucher tariffs to account for increased rate of service tax

By August 15th, 2015 AT 10:20 AM

The government has recently revised the service tax rate from 12.36% to 14% which led to the increase in the price of goods and services. The revised service tax reflects in postpaid bills clearly since the plan and voucher prices are exclusive of service tax and the final bill amount includes the price with tax. For prepaid vouchers, however, the denomination of recharge includes the service tax, thus a change in the tax structure leads to a loss for the telecom operators if they continue with the same denomination of recharges.


BSNL has revised the tariffs for its top up and data vouchers in all 20 circles with immediate effect. The details for the change in the denomination of prepaid top-ups is given below.

Voucher/STVs NAME VALIDITY ExistingMRP(Rs.) RevisedMRP(Rs.)
LAN VOUCHER 180 20 20.00
All @49(Per Min. Plan) 90 13 15.00
Per second plan 90 15 15.00
STV @ 25(On-Net @ 25) 90 40 40.00
STV @ 1P/2SEC 90 45 50.00
Quarterly Local Azadi Pack 90 500 510.00
LOCAL AZADI PACK 30 210 215.00
STD AZADI PACK 30 410 420.00
Unlimited Local /STD On-Net call+ SMS at Reduced rate. 1 21 25.00
Unlimited Local /STD On-Net call+ SMS at Reduced rate 7 131 135.00
Unlimited Local /STD On-Net call+ SMS at Reduced rate 15 241 245.00
Reduced call rate @ Re. 0.10 /min 30 101 105.00
SMS Pack 30 31 35.00

The details for the change in denominations of data vouchers is mentioned below.

Voucher/STVs NAME VALIDITY ExistingMRP(Rs.) RevisedMRP(Rs.)
EVDO UNLIMITED STV 15 440 450.00
EVDO UNLIMITED STV 30 825 840.00
1.5 GB Free Usage EVDO 30 170 175.00
2.5 GB Free Usage EVDO 30 285 290.00
6 GB Free Usage EVDO 30 565 575.00
1 GB free data usage NIC 30 50 50.00
3.5 GB free data usage NIC 90 151 155.00
Reduced data charge@20 Paisa/MB FOR NIC & EVDO 90 85 90.00
Unlimited data usage NIC 30 390 400.00

Readers are requested to confirm with your respective circle customer care before recharging.

Esmail is our very own in-house spectrum specialist. He is passionate about Telecom, DTH and OTT video streaming apps. When not writing an article, you can find him binge watching shows on Netflix while sipping on a cup of coffee.

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These all are BSNL CDMA STVs kindly correct the heading of article.


its a typo
these plans for cdma not for gsm
plz correct it

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