October 28, 2021

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UP govt to create net portal for distribution of tablets | Lucknow Information

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LUCKNOW: After making a budgetary allocation of Rs 3,000 crore for distribution of smartphones and tablets among students and skilled workers, the state government is in the process of creating a web portal for the supply and monitoring of the gadgets.
For this, the government has sought a database of students enrolled in state universities, associated colleges, polytechnics and industrial training institutes (ITIs).
The scheme launched ahead of 2022 assembly elections is aimed at empowering the youth digitally, more so, after the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic forced education to move online.
The industrial development department, in a communique to higher education department, technical education department, vocational education department, skill development and medical education department, has asked to provide a database of the beneficiaries for free tablets and smartphones.
According to the prescribed format, educational institutions have to provide 26-point details about the students like name, parent’s name, birth date, Aadhar number, address, district, native state and also the academic information like the name of the university, name, level and year of the course and subjects opted by him/her.
The scheme targeting young voters aged between 18 and 25 would cover one-crore beneficiaries.
There are around 41 lakh students enrolled in higher education institutions and nearly 4 lakh studying in technical colleges, polytechnics and ITIs.
Officials said extensive data is required before the distribution of free tablets and smartphones begins. Creation of a web portal is in process for selection of students in the first and subsequent phases, and for procurement and monitoring of the facility.
“Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will decide which students will get tablets and who will get smartphones. Once we have the database, the process of selection will be started,” said a senior official.



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