Customers of state-run telecom firm BSNL will get 0.75 percent discount on online or electronic payment of their bills, telecom minister Manoj Sinha Wednesday said.
“MOS for Communication and Railways, Manoj Sinha announced 0.75 percent incentive or discount on online or electronic payment. BSNL, in line with the government’s vision of making India cashless, requests its esteemed
customers to join BSNL in our walk towards a cashless society,” BSNL said in a statement.
Customers can pay bill through BSNL portal or BSNL mobile application to avail discount.
“Our esteemed customers can now avail a discount/ incentive of 0.75 percent on the invoiced amount (excluding Service Tax) while making online or electronic payment before pay by date with effect from December 22, 2016 till March 31, 2017 for postpaid bills – (landline, Broadband, GSM) and GSM prepaid Recharges,” the statement said.
For postpaid customers the discount will be reflected in their next bill, the statement said.
Earlier, Govt. of India had announced 11 major incentives for cashless payments, which included cheaper petrol, discounted rail catering and lesser toll charges. Besides, a special lottery based incentives scheme has also been announced to encourage digital transactions.