New Delhi: Telephone users of BSNL can now pay their bills through ATMs of Punjab National Bank.
Post-paid mobile subscribers of BSNL can pay their bills in any of the 1,700 ATMs of PNB throughout the country where as for fixed line customers this facility is available in 19 major cities at present.
“We will extend the service for fixed line customers throughout the country shortly,” BSNL CMD Kuldeep Goyal said while launching the service.
The idea of bill payment through ATMs was conceived by BSNL when the PSU bank was installing an ATM machine at the telecom operators’ headquarter premises few days back.
At present, BSNL customers have various options of making bill payment, including BSNL counters, post offices, banks, through internet - BSNL Portal, through ITC card, ITZ card, credit and debit card, easy bill outlets etc.
“It is a milestone for the PSU and the IT teams of BSNL, and PNB made this concept a reality within a record time of 15 days,” PNB CMD K C Chakrabarty said.
This is a free service for the subscribers of BSNL.
The telecom operator generates around 35 crore telephone bills every month and it is hopeful that this service will make the bill payment process more smooth for its subscribers.