[Yogi] UP Free Tablet Yojana 2021 Apply Online Form / Last Date

UP Free Tablet Yojana 2021 online registration form filling process is going to start at up.gov.in and DG Shakti Portal. In this Yogi Muft Tab Yojna, the Uttar Pradesh schools will get tablets with preloaded content, students can check last date to apply now. The Yogi Adityanath led UP government will be providing tablets with preloaded study content to students enrolled in government colleges in several districts.

Terming the distribution of tablets and smartphones a scheme for technical empowerment of the youth, the state government said the scheme will put a burden of Rs. 3,000 crore on the state government. 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.

UP Free Tablet Yojana Latest Update

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)
  • Diploma
  • Skill development
  • Paramedical
  • Nursing
  • Others

Start Date for UP Free Tablet Yojana

Uttar Pradesh government will start distributing smartphones and tablets to students in the state from the second week of December 2021. As per the announcement made by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, around 2.5 lakh tablets and 5 lakh smartphones would be distributed to students in the first phase. These devices are being distributed to make students equipped with gadgets so that they can study well without any hindrances.

UP Free Tablet Yojana 2021 Apply Online at DG Shakti Portal

For the distribution of these devices to students, the DG Shakti portal has been created and it will soon be launched by CM Yogi. The detailed information about smartphones and tablets will be given to the students on their mobile numbers and email IDs. According to the official information, students will not have to apply or register anywhere to get free smartphones and tablets. The entire process from registration to smartphone and tablet delivery is free.

Data collection

To make students avail of this opportunity, data of the students is given to the university by the colleges, and the rest of the data feeding process will be carried out at the university. Around 27 lakh students data was uploaded to the portal till Monday.

As per officials, the government has released the largest tender for smartphones and tablets worth Rs. 4,700 crore on the GeM portal. Reputed and well-known companies have submitted their bids for this. The companies include Vishtel (Iris), Samsung(Vision) and Acer (Celkon) for tablets, and Lava, Samsung (Celcon), and Samsung (United) for smartphones.

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Who will be UP Free Tablet Scheme Beneficiaries

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 will be 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 will be taken from the level of chief minister in due course, the state government’s statement said.

Just like Free Tablet Schemes in other states, the state govt. of UP led by CM Yogi Adityanath was expected to invite UP Free Tablet Yojana 2021 online registration form. All the applicants were required to fill the Yogi Free Tab Scheme application form through the official website of the UP government at http://up.gov.in/ or at a new dedicated portal, but this is not the case. The official notification comprising of guidelines along with apply online process of e-tab scheme is not out yet.

Eligibility Criteria for UP Free Tab Scheme 2021

Only those candidates who fulfills the below mentioned criteria would be eligible for UP Free Tab Scheme 2021:-

  • Applicant must be a resident of Uttar Pradesh state.
  • He / She must be studying in any of the courses as 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 UP Free Tabs Scheme

Here is the complete list of documents for UP Free Tabs Scheme 2021:-

  1. Aadhar Card
  2. Residence Certificate
  3. Mobile number
  4. Recent Passport size photograph

An Overview of UP Free Tablet Distribution Scheme

Below is the overview of UP Free Tablet Scheme 2021 as announced by CM Yogi Adityanath on 22 December 2020:-

Name of Scheme UP Free Tablet Scheme
in Hindi Language Uttar Pradesh Free Tab Distribution Scheme
Announced by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath
Major Benefit Free tabs to government school students
Scheme Objective Providing tab for free
Scheme under State government
Name of State Uttar Pradesh
Post Category Scheme / Yojana
Official Website up.gov.in and DG Shakti Portal
Start Date to apply online NA
Last Date to apply online NA
UP Free Tab Yojana Features

Need for Yogi Muft Tab 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.

UP Free Tabs Scheme Issuance to Schools Students

The e-tablets under UP Free Tabs Scheme 2021 will be kept in college library and would be issued to students like books. The decision to start distribute free of cost tablets under Muft Tab 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 Tabs 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.

Source / Reference Link: https://www.indiatoday.in/education-today/news/story/up-government-to-distribute-smartphones-tablets-to-students-from-second-week-of-december-1882804-2021-12-01

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