Daily Archive: March 31, 2017

Vodafone takes on Reliance Jio: Gives away 24GB free data, here’s how to avail

Following the Airtel Surprise offer, Vodafone has rolled out its own offer as a gift to its users in a move to take on Reliance Jio right before the Prime membership offer. In the new offer called Vodafone Delights, the network service provider is offering its subscribers 24GB of free data in a 3-month cycle. This essentially means that the 24GB can be availed in a period of 3 months, which translates to 8GB per month. This offer is only available to Vodafone post-paid users. Recently, Airtel had announced its Suprise offers where it has been offering 30GB of free data. The Airtel Surprise offer is valid for a period of three months from March 13.

7th Central Pay Commission retains rate of annual increment at 3%

Noida: The 7th Central Pay Commission has retained the rate of annual increment at 3 per cent. The 7th CPC has also recommended withholding of annual increments in the case of those employees who are not able to meet the benchmark either for MACP or a regular promotion within the first 20 years of their service. These recommendations have been accepted by the government.

Landline phone connections see drastic fall in 5 years; BSNL, MTNL roll out attractive discounts

The number of landline telephone connections in the country has shrunk over the last five years, standing at about 25.22 million in 2016 against 32.17 million in 2012, Parliament was informed on Friday. Further, the state-owned telecom operators like BSNL and MTNL – which account for bulk of the fixed line connections – are making all-out efforts and "regularly" rolling out attractive schemes to popularise landline phones in the country.