Chief Minister of Uttarakhand Pushkar Singh Dhami has launched the free tablet scheme on Saturday, January 1, 2021, and distributed 100 tablets to the students. Under the scheme, over 2.65 lakh students from government degree colleges and government-run schools from classes 10th and 12th will get benefited in the state.
On the occasion, the CM said that an amount of Rs 12,000 is being provided to students through direct benefit transfer (DBT). So far, over 1.59 lakh students of classes 10th and 12th of government schools have been benefited from this. Amid the pandemic, the school and college education is taking place online and the students who couldn’t afford a tablet, smartphone or laptop can benefit from the CMs free tablet distribution scheme. Hence, the scheme will enable students to pursue online education.
For the purpose of digital learning, the state government has facilitated 500 government schools with virtual classes while 600 more schools will start the virtual classes soon. The state government has kept a target of establishing 1418 smart classes at 709 government schools across the state by January 15.