UP Free Tablet Smartphone Yojana 2021 launched on 25 December 2021: UP Free Smartphone Yojana 2021 online registration form filling process has been started at digishaktiup.in. In this Yogi Muft Mobile Phone Yojna, the Uttar Pradesh youth will get smartphones / tablets with preloaded content. So students can check last date to apply now for UP Free Tablet Yojana at Digi Shakti Portal. UP Free Tablet / Smartphone Yojana is a scheme which has been launched by CM Yogi Adityanath led Uttar Pradesh state government to provide free of cost smartphones and tablets with pre-loaded study content to students enrolled in government schools and affiliated colleges.
Digi Shakti Portal (digishaktiup.in) Login Process
STEP 1: First of all, visit the official Digi Shakti Portal website at digishaktiup.in/app
STEP 2: At the homepage, select your “User Type” from one of the following:-
- Additional Chief Secretary IID
- Department (Technical Education Department/Higher Education Department/Medical Education Department/Vocational Education Department/Other)
- District Administration
- College/Institution/University Campus/Training Center/District Industrial Commissioner
STEP 3: After selecting the User Type, fill the User ID, Password and Captcha in the respective fields and click on Sign In button.
STEP 4: User will be Logged In to his/her respective dashboard thereafter. After login, user will be briefed about the processing of software.
In case user forgets his/her password, click on Forgot Password? link and submit the User Type and User ID in respective fields for OTP based Mobile No./Email ID verification. Once the verification is done, user can create his/her own login password.
If you want to read Digi Shakti portal login process in Hindi language, then click https://digishaktiup.in/app/Content/document/Digi_Shakti_Login_Instructions_Hi.pdf
What is UP Free Tablet Smartphone Yojana for Students
Ahead of the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections 2022, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has started distribution of free smartphones and tablets to about one crore final year students in the state. The first phase of the scheme has been rolled out on 25 December 2021, which marks the birth anniversary of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. On that day, one lakh smartphones and tablets were given to final year students at Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Stadium in Lucknow.
The launch of UP free tablet smartphone yojana comes after Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav, in a veiled dig at Adityanath, accused the chief minister of not knowing how to use a laptop. UP state government said that the distribution of tablets and smartphones under UP Free Smartphone / Tablet Distribution Scheme would result in technical empowerment of the youth. Not only the youth will be able to complete their educational courses successfully but also after completing their education they can use the gadgets to work in various government /non-government organisations or self-reliance schemes.
1st Phase of UP Free Smartphone Scheme
Aa large number of students, including girls, from every district of the state participated in the programme on 25 December 2021. CM Yogi Adityanath has distributed 60,000 smartphones and 40,000 tablets to the youths at the event. Free smartphones and tablets will be given to about one crore students to make them technically sound. Final year students of MA, BA, BSc, ITI, MBBS, MD, BTech, and MTech, among others, will be given preference.
Registration for Free Smartphones / Tablets at digishaktiup.in Portal
More than 38 lakh youths have registered themselves on the Digi Shakti Portal. Further registration is going on. Orders were issued by the government to companies like Lava, Samsung and Acer for the supply of smartphones and tablets. The companies delivered these tablets / smartphones to the state govt. before 24 December 2021 and now distribution of these has been started, the statement said.
Cost of Tablets / Smartphones
In the first phase, an order of about Rs. 2,035 crore was issued for the purchase of smartphones and tablets. Order was placed for 10.50 lakh smartphones at the rate of Rs. 10,740 per smartphone and for 7.20 lakh tablets at the rate of Rs. 12,606 per tablet. It is important to note that all the eligible students will not have to pay any amount to get these smartphones / tablets as these are absolutely free for students.
Cabinet Approval for UP Free Tablet Yojana
The Uttar Pradesh cabinet on 5 October 2021 (Tuesday) gave its approval to the Yogi government’s proposal for distribution of free tablets and smartphones to the youth in the urban and rural areas of the state. In a press statement, the state government said smartphones/tablets free of cost will be distributed among the youth enrolled in various teaching / training programmes in the state like:-
- Graduation (UG)
- Post-graduation (PG)
- Skill development
How to Apply Online for UP Free Tablet Smartphone Yojana 2021
The youth enrolled in the higher education, technical education, health education, skill development training, ITI and Seva Mitra portal of the state will get the benefit of UP Free Tablet Yojana. Seva Mitra portal is an important initiative of the skill development department through which various skill services like those of plumber, carpenter, nurse, electrician, AC mechanic etc are trained. They will be provided tablets/smartphones so that they can earn their living by providing better services to the citizens. In the proposed beneficiary category under the scheme, the youth of other categories can also be included from time to time with the approval of the chief minister.
The decision of which beneficiary category is to be provided and to whom smartphones are to be provided has been decided at the level of chief minister in due course. Determination of priority of the beneficiary class for distribution of tablets/smartphones and also regarding phased purchase is taken from the level of chief minister in due course, the state government’s statement said. All the above mentioned category youth can apply online for UP Free Smartphone Distribution Scheme at https://digishaktiup.in/app portal.
Just like Free Smartphone Schemes in other states, the state govt. of UP led by CM Yogi Adityanath is also inviting UP Free Tablet Smartphone Yojana 2021 online registration form. All the applicants would be required to fill the Yogi Free Mobile Phone Scheme application form through the official Digi Shakti website of the UP government. UP Free Smartphone Yojana apply online process has been started and we have mentioned it in this article.
Steps to Apply / Register Online for Yogi Free Smartphone Yojana
STEP 1: The interested applicants first need to visit the website https://digishaktiup.in/app and then click the register button.
STEP 2: The applicants then need to fill their personal and contact information required in the form. Name, Gender, Date of Birth, Name of Father/Mother/Spouse and district etc are to be filled in the first step.
STEP 3: The applicants can then review the filled application form and submit.
STEP 4: A unique registration number will be allotted to each candidate after submitting the details.
STEP 5: The applicants will receive a login password on their mobile number through SMS to complete the second step application procedure.
STEP 6: Login using the password received on your mobile number and fill rest of the details such as complete address, category, income details, and academic details.
STEP 7: Upload scanned copies of latest passport size photograph and mark sheet of 10th class.
STEP 8: If the candidate is found eligible after verification, the smartphone will be delivered to their home in second half of 2021.
In the second step of application, the applicants need to review the submitted information and make the final submission. After the second step is complete, the applicants will not be able to change/edit any of the submitted information.
UP Free Mobile Phone Yojana Issuance to Schools Students
According to the statement, the smartphone will act as a two way communication tool to inform and educate people about the scheme and policies of UP government. The smartphone will come with the latest software and loaded with the app where users can share feedback about the government policies and schemes. The e-smartphones under UP Free Mobile Phone Yojana 2021 will be kept in college library and would be issued to students like books.
UP Free Smartphone / Tablet Distribution Scheme in lines with NEP 2020
The decision to start distribute free of cost smartphones under Muft Mobile Phone Yojana is in consonance with the New Education Policy (NEP). The new National Educational Policy lays stress on the use and integration of technology for education. The Free Smartphone initiative is also important in the light of ongoing Digital India campaign which aims at making citizens digitally empowered. The conversion not only brings quality in education but technology also helps in academic reforms.
Eligibility Criteria for UP Free Smartphone Scheme 2021
Only those candidates who fulfills the below mentioned criteria would be eligible for UP Free Smartphone Scheme 2021:-
- Applicant must be a resident of Uttar Pradesh state.
- He / She must be studying in any of the courses mentioned above.
- The annual income of the family of the applicant from all sources must not exceed Rs. 2 lakh per annum.
- The applicant must be cleared in all his previous attended examinations i.e he / she must not have backlogs.
List of Documents for Yogi Free Smartphone Scheme
Here is the complete list of documents for Yogi Free Smartphone Scheme 2021:-
- Aadhar Card
- Identity Card
- Residence Certificate
- Mobile number
- Recent Passport size photograph
- Marksheet of Previous Class attended by the student
The registration procedure is completely online, applicants are not required to visit any government office in any case. The verification of the documents and eligibility of the candidate would be done by the official visit to residence of applicants.
An Overview of UP Free Mobile Phone Distribution Scheme
Below is the overview of UP Free Mobile Phone Scheme 2021 as announced by CM Yogi Adityanath:-
|Name of Scheme||UP Free Smartphone Yojana or UP Free Tablet Yojana or UP Free Tablet Smartphone Yojana|
|in Hindi Language||उत्तर प्रदेश मुफ्त स्मार्टफोन वितरण योजना|
|Announced by||Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath|
|Major Benefit||Free smartphones and tablets to students of government schools, affiliated colleges and youths pursuing other technical courses|
|Scheme Objective||Providing smartphone / tablets for free|
|Scheme under||State government|
|Name of State||Uttar Pradesh|
|Post Category||Scheme / Yojana|
|Start Date to apply online||Applications are already being invited at Digi Shakti Portal|
|1st Phase Start Date||25 December 2021|
|Last Date to apply online||NA|
Features of Yogi Free Mobile Phone Distribution Scheme
The study material will be loaded in mobile phones given under UP Free Tablet Smartphone Yojana and will be accessible without internet connection. Each smartphone will have a 6 inch screen and will have high-resolution quality so that it has no adverse impact on the eyesight of students.
Need for Yogi Muft Smartphone Yojana in Wake of COVID-19
During the pandemic, various educational institutions continued with their educational activities through online means. The inevitable need of digital empowerment of students and the youth had been felt at every level. Digital mediums are also being used more and more for the youth to apply in various government and non-government jobs, get coaching/training for them or apply in any other employment,” the statement said.
“The technical and educational institutions are also distributing and disseminating teaching materials, tutorial lectures to the students through online mediums. The facility of data access through internet connectivity can also be availed at affordable rates. The smart phones/tablets will make the youth residing in the urban and rural areas of the state educated, trained and self-reliant,” the state government said.
Source / Reference Link: https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/elections/assembly-elections/uttar-pradesh/up-govt-to-distribute-free-smartphones-tablets-to-one-crore-final-year-students/articleshow/88390444.cms