Here's another good news for the five-crore-off Jio customers who are enjoying the free calls and data offer since its inception in September this year. Reliance chairman Mukesh Ambani extended the offer till 31 March 2017.

Reliance Industries Limited’s Chairman and Managing Director Mukesh Ambani was addressing the employees and stakeholders of the company and the event was broadcast live at 1.30pm on the company’s social media channels.

JIO is, and will remain, a customer-obsessed organization. Starting 4 December 2016, every new Jio user will get Jio’s Data, Voice, Video and the full bouquet of Jio applications absolutely free till 31 March 2017, Ambani said.

We are calling this the "Jio Happy New Year Offer." All existing Jio customers will get extended benefits of Jio Happy New Year offer till 31 March 2017 on current SIMs. 80% of Jio users consume less than 1 GB of data daily which is 30 times the average usage on other networks.

In Jio Happy New Year Offer, we have fine-tuned our fair usage policy to ensure all users get fair share of network capacity. In this period, Jio customers will also be able to test-drive digital recharge, billing experience, using JioMoney wallet. Under Jio Happy New Year Offer, customers will get 30 times the average usage on other networks free till 31 March 2017.

Today, I would like to congratulate Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi's bold and historic decision to demonetize old currency. By doing this, our PM has given the strongest push to growth of digitally-enabled, optimal-cash economy in India. Digitally-enabling transactions will boost economic growth, while bringing unprecedented transparency and accountability. I believe that common people will be the biggest beneficiaries of this change.

One of the key drivers for adoption of Digital Money and the Cashless way of living is people’s ability to convert physical cash into digital cash and vice-versa. To make this possible, JioMoney is expanding its reach to millions of touch points where micro-ATMs will be deployed. To enable low-value, high-volume transactions, merchants, especially small merchants, are important component of economy.

To fuel their transactions, Jio is working to empower Indian merchants by building a digital retail ecosystem which we are calling JioMoney Merchant Solutions. This will enable digital transactions of all types, whether they be at Mandis, small shops, restaurants, railway ticket counters, for bus and mass transit and even for person-to-person money transfers.

In 3 months, Jio and India have crossed important milestones and are well on our way to achieving global digital leadership, Mukesh Ambani said.