NPCI brings back Aadhaar-based electronic NACH

National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) has allowed banks and other lenders to take recurring payment mandates from consumers through Aadhaar, after receiving relevant clearances from the central government. This opens up Aadhaar-based authentication and mandates from consumers which was stopped after the Supreme Court’s verdict prohibiting private enterprises from accessing the biometric database. In a […]

Jio Phone 3 specification, price and more here

Jio Phone 3 would launch between May-June 2020. However, this year has been in turmoil with the COVID-19 pandemic. A lot of smartphone launches and sales have been delayed. The same can be expected for Jio Phone 3 as well. At the same time, Reliance is on a fundraising spree, with multi-million dollar investments coming […]

BSNL let you extend your prepaid plan validity for Rs 2

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited will now let its users extend the validity of their prepaid plans just by paying Rs 2. The new pack by BSNL is a revised version of the existing Rs 19 validity extension pack. The telco will offer a grace period of three days at a recharge of Rs 2. The […]

Know eligibility and other details of Arogya Sanjeevani

The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) on April 1 launched the Arogya Sanjeevani — a standard health insurance policy for individuals and families. The regulator mandated all insurance companies to offer this policy which provides coverage of up to Rs 5 lakh for basic hospitalisation-related expenses. The IRDAI website said, “In the […]

Govt extends validity of vehicle documents till July 31

The Government said it has extended the validity of various motor vehicles related documents till July 31. No additional or late fee will be charged for delays in validation of documents pending from February 1, it said. “In order to facilitate citizens during COVID 19, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MORTH) has issued a […]

Jio minimum recharge changed to Keep Your Number Active

Reliance Jio had prepaid plan of Rs 98, which was introduced last year in November and was marked as the most affordable and lowest prepaid recharge offered by the telecom giant, to the customers in India. Unfortunately, the company has now discontinued the aforementioned service.The prepaid plan has not just been removed from the official […]

Lower PF contribution not mandatory – EPFO clarifies on CTC

The government notified the new rules on lower contribution towards the employees’ provident fund (EPF) by employer and employee for the next three months on 18 May. The Employees’ Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) came out with detailed FAQs (frequently asked questions) on 20 May to provide clarity on the statutory reduction on PF contributions. As […]

Passenger trains to begin from June 1 – All you need to know

The Railways will begin running 200 passenger trains from June 1, bookings for which have started from 10 am on May 21. These train services will be in addition to the existing Shramik Special trains and special AC trains started by the Railways earlier to help stranded migrant workers in various states get back home. […]