Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will soon be launching the DG Shakti portal for management of the free distribution of smartphones and tablets to students in the state. A total of 2.5 lakh tablets and 5 lakh smartphones will be distributed in the first lot. The distribution will start from the second week of December.
As a relief to students, they are not required to register anywhere to get free smartphones and tablets. The data of the students is being given to the university by the colleges and the data feeding of the students is being done at university level itself. The data of about 27 lakh students has been uploaded on the portal currently. The process of data feeding of remaining other students is also being expedited.
Apart from this, information about smartphones and tablets will be given to the students from time to time on their mobile numbers and email IDs.
The biggest ever tender to the tune of Rs 4700 crore has been floated by the government on the GeM portal for the purchase of smartphones and tablets. Many well-known companies have tendered for smartphones and tablets. The companies like wishtel (Iris), Samsung (Vision) and Acer (Celkon) for tablets, Lava, Samsung (Celcon) and Samsung (United) for smartphones have filed tenders. Financial bids of eligible firms will be opened after technical scrutiny. It is expected that the work order will be issued by the first week of December.