2% Radio Tax has been implemented by the government on all Mobile phones users and is now effective from 17th March . The tax will be deducted on every balance recharge activity.
The Radio tax will be deducted in the form of maintenance charges and all the Telecom companies declared to increase maintenance charges upto 2%.
Government 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.