Punjab Mobile Phones to the Youth Scheme Free SmartPhone for Students
Punjab Mobile Phones to the Youth Scheme – The State Government of Punjab is going to launch Mobile Phones to the Youth Scheme in which the government will provide free smartphones to the youth. According to the scheme, these mobile phones will be given to the 11th and 12th class students. This scheme has got the approval of Punjab Cabinet and it is expected to start from December 2019.
Why Mobile Phones to the Youth
This is an initiative of Punjab Government to provide free smart mobile phones to the youth. With the help of this, the youth will be able to get a digital platform where they will get the latest information from multiple websites such as new job opportunities, education offers, and other basic citizen services. This facility will also help them to make the decision about their career. However, the government had already promised to give free smartphones to the youth in the budget of 2017-18. Finally, the Punjab Government is going to fulfill the promise to give free smartphones to the youth by the end of December 2019.
Features of Smart Phones?
The government will provide a reasonable basic smartphone which will consist of different type of features like – Touchscreen Display, Basic Camera, Internet Connectivity, Social Media Apps and other important features. According to the scheme, the free mobile phone will be given to the students of 11th and 12th class. In the first phase of the scheme, free smartphones will be given to the girls’ students. After the completion of the first phase, it will be extended for the other students.
Distribution Process of Free Smartphones
The distribution process of the free smartphones will be started from December 2019. In order to implementation of the scheme, the Punjab Information Technology Corporation Ltd will issue a tender for the vendors. The selected vendor will provide the first set of smartphones which will be given to the students under Mobile Phones to the Youth.
News Source – https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/process-to-distribute-free-smartphones-in-punjab-to-start-in-december-2103888