Deciding on a perfect wedding gift for your near and dear ones may be tough. You have to be careful that the gift should be acceptable and loved by the ones who are being gifted, yet it should fit in a budget, right? While many companies offer some best ideas for gifting our near and dear ones, according to Indian Oil, they have made it easier for you. Confused right? Well, Indian Oil Corp Ltd (IOC) recently came up with an alternative yet innovative gifting idea, which has gained a lot of mixed reactions online as some people are not happy with it. Now on special occasions such as weddings, you can give your near and dear ones “fuel vouchers” which have been recently introduced by the IOC. One4U, which is an electric fuel (e-Fuel) voucher, can be purchased online and according to IOC’s latest advertisement on Twitter, it is the “perfect gift to celebrate weddings” or any other function.
IOC took to their Twitter account and made a tweet regarding these new e-fuel vouchers, launched by them. “Make the new beginnings of your loved ones much more special. A perfect gift to celebrate weddings, get the IndianOil’s One4U e-Fuel Voucher today and shower them with your love & blessings (sic),” the Indian Oil Twitter account shared on Saturday.
IOC’s official Twitter handle had posted similar tweets promoting their e-fuel vouchers as a gifting option for Diwali and Dhanteras as well, and the minimum amount for these e-fuel gift vouchers is Rs 500 and the maximum amount is Rs 10,000.
Well, the idea for introducing these new e-fuel vouchers was not so appreciated by some of the netizens. However, the promotional tweets have received mixed reactions from people all around the social media platforms.
A Twitter user wrote, “Indian Oil being hilarious and on point. This dhanteras buy some fuel vouchers, basically the same price as gold.” While the other user wrote, “Apt advertisement for this high “fuel tax” situations. But I think some are going to lose their jobs because of this ad.”
Yet another user tweeted, “So you are enjoying the profits while the common public is suffering.”
Well, it seems like people are not happy with the decision as the rate of petrol and diesel is increasing day by day which disappoints the people. And thus this new idea by Indian Oil was also rejected by some of the native hands-on social media.
The central government had slashed the excise duty on petrol and diesel by Rs 5 and Rs 10, respectively. The central government took this decision to bring down retail rates from record highs. In addition to this, as many as 25 NDA-ruled states have finally announced the reduction of VAT on petrol and diesel. There has been no change in the rates of petrol and diesel for more than three weeks now as the Centre announced an excise cut on the two fuels on the special eve of Diwali.