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Govt has imposed Radio Tax of 2% on all Mobile users, which will be deducted on every balance recharge activity and will be effective from March 17th, 2012.
As per Govt instructions this tax will be included in maintenance charges and all telecom companies announced to increase maintenance charges up to 2% from March 17th, 2012 which is actually radio tax.
Govt decided not to impose radio tax separately, due to unpopularity factor, and will collect this radio tax of 2% from the maintenance charges which user’s are already paying of almost 1% on every balance recharge activity. After radio tax the maintenance charges will be increased upto almost 3% or more for some operators.