UP Free Tablet Yojana 2021: Distribution of Laptops & Smartphone to Start on This Date; Check Important Updates

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A few months back, Yogi Government had announced that they are going to distribute smartphones and tablets to over 68 Lakh students for free. Many students have applied & are eagerly waiting to receive theirs’. The UP government has a plan to provide free smartphones and tablets to the youth from the second week of December.

For this, a portal named DG Shakti has been created, which will soon be launched by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. According to a government statement, smartphones and tablets will be distributed through this portal and information regarding future studies will also be provided to students.

Opposition Allegations:

The government is taking this step amid allegations by the Samajwadi  Party that the BJP did not fulfill the election promise of providing laptops and tablets to the students. The SP says that Chief Minister  Adityanath is unable to operate the laptop himself, so he is not interested in distributing it.

“If he (Adityanath) knew how to operate laptops, he would have already distributed them,” the SP chief had said at a function held at the inter-college in his parliamentary constituency Azamgarh on October 29.

According to the statement by the government, the entire system from registration to the distribution of smartphones and tablets is free.

The biggest tender has been issued by the government for the purchase of smartphones and tablets on the GeM portal. Many well-known companies have filed tender for smartphones and tablets. In this, Vishtel  (Iris), Samsung (Vision) and Acer (Celkon) for tablets, Lava, Samsung (Celcon) and Samsung (United) for smartphones have filed tenders.

According to the statement, the companies selected in the tender will have to supply at least 2.5 lakh tablets in the first batch. However, the companies selected for the smartphone will have to supply at least five lakh smartphones in the first batch.