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FAQ Category :: TELECOM AND POST CONCESSIONS FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

Can Persons with Disabilities avail telecom concessions?

Yes.
The state owned telecom operator – Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd. (“BSNL”) provides 50% concession on rental charges to visually impaired persons. BSNL also provides 50% concession in annual advance rental charges to the visually impaired.

Can persons with disabilities avail concessions in India Post?

Yes.
Payment of postage, both inland and foreign, for transmission by post of ‘Blind Literature’ packets is exempted if sent by surface route. Rule 136 of the Post Office Guide states exemptions from Postal Fees.

Blind literature’ packets are exempted from payment of the following fees:

  1. payment of postage
  2. registration fee
  3. fee for acknowledgement
  4. fee for the attested copy of the receipt.

Blind Literature includes papers of any kind, periodicals, books and letters to or from blind persons impressed in “Braille” or other special type for the use of the blind.

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