As per reports, Covid 19 3.0 wave in India is inevitable and we may see it start as early as mid July this year and now as the importance of vaccination is known and further when most of the Indian population shall be vaccinated against Covid 19, there will be less of disruption in the Indian economy, companies have been rolling out special offers for those who have taken the jab.
Interesting, there are news reports which suggest that in foreign nation if one refuses to take the jab the punishment from the government there could be as severe as imprisonment.
Now here is a quick glance on the offers being extended to general public in India who have taken the Covid jab either partially i.e. a single dose or have taken it on a wholly basis:
1. FD deposits earning higher interest rate by few banks:
Central Bank of India in a bid to encourage Covid 19 vaccination in April this year launched a scheme Immune India Deposit Scheme with a maturity of 1111 days. Here the incentive is 25 bps higher return or interest rate than applicable otherwise.
Likewise another state-run lender has run a unique FD scheme that is paying 30 bps higher return on FDs of 999 days. This is for those who have taken at least one dose of Covid 19 vaccination.
2. Godrej Appliances offer extended warranty:
On the Facebook page of the company, the company in a post has stated that we are committed to support Covid 19 vaccination drive. Further the post read "We applaud consumers who have taken at least 1 dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and offer them a 6-month free extended warranty on the purchase of any of our appliances.".
3. Indigo airlines offers discount for vaccinated passengers:
Statement from the low-frill air-carrier said that starting Wednesday the airline will offer 10% discount to all those passengers who have taken at least one dose of vaccination against the lethal Covid 19 virus. Further as per the terms of the offer, the discount shall be offered on the base offer and it is part of the ‘limited inventory' offer.
Also, even after passengers have availed the offer, they will be required to produce the vaccination certificate at the boarding gate as also the airport check-in counter.