Cheap Broadband with Landline

MTNL is offering one of the Cheapest (Low cost) broadband plans with a landline at Rs.398/- per month in Delhi with 25 Gb Fair Usage Limit at 2Mbps (up to 8Mbps), Unlimited Local calls to any network. This is way better than MTNL's normal lowest 699 plan and Airtel's 899 plan. This offer is available permanently now.

Airtel has a low cost broadband Rs.599/- Retention plan which allows 50 Gb of data at 8Mbps after which speed drops to 1Mbps. This also has unlimited calls to any network like in the 899 plan. Call Airtel Customer care to switch to this plan to save on your monthly bill. It is NOT mentioned on their website nor do they advertise this.


Economically Weaker Section (EWS) certificates are required for school admissions and to get many other benefits in Delhi. Delhi doesn't have the concept of EWS certificates. The Ration card works as a EWS Certificate as it is issued only to people who are economically weak, i.e. annual salary is below Rs.1 Lac per year. Citizens with a salary of less than Rs. 1 Lac per month are issued the Green Ration card in Delhi. As the number of Ration cards allowed is limited for each city / state as defined by the central government, they might be available to a limited number of citizens at any time . In fact, currently (since August/September 2016) no Ration cards are being made in Delhi because Delhi has exceeded the quota available to it. In this situation you can get a EWS Salary certificate or Income Certificate made from Delhi Government. To get this made you need the following documents (all three are required now a days):

  • A salary certificate or a certificate on letterhead of the institution / organization where you work specifying your salary. Your salary should be less than Rs.8,000/- per month so that it doesn't exceed Rs.1 Lac per annum limit for EWS.
  • Aadhaar Card
  • Voter ID card of Delhi

Note: It is important that either of the Aadhaar or Voter ID card must be at least three year old.

With these documents you can visit your local Sub-Divisional Magistrate's (SDM) office and get a income certificate (salary certificate) made which is valid for six months.

More details on what all is required to get the EWS or Income Certificate are available on the Delhi Govt website here.
You can also apply online for Income Certificate here.


Information updated on 4th January, 2017


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