Tamil Nadu Free Tablet Computers Scheme 2021 for Class 6th to 8th Govt. School Students

TN Free Tablet Computers Scheme 2021 for class 6th to 8th government school students in Tamil Nadu, check how to apply online, eligibility criteria, list of documents for Tamilnadu Free Tablet Computer Scheme, complete details here
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TN Free Tablet Computers Scheme 2021 is going to be launched by the Tamil Nadu government. In this scheme, the Tamilnadu state govt. will provide 3 lakh free tablet computer to govt. school students studying in classes 6th to 8th. An official announcement regarding launch of Tamil Nadu Free Tablet Computers Scheme is expected by 20 Jan 2021. The school education minister has given this information at an event held to distribute recognition letters to private nursery & primary schools.

Tamilnadu Free Tablet Computers Scheme 2021

As the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak has made students to suffer in their education. So, the Tamil Nadu state govt. has announced to launch a new TN Free Tablet Computers Scheme 2021. Around 3,00,000 students who are studying in class 6th to 8th in government schools will get one free of cost tablet computer each. For Higher secondary students in govt. and govt. aided schools, govt. is already running Tamilnadu Student Free Laptop Scheme.

How to Apply Online for Free Tablet Computers Scheme in TN

Just like free tablets, laptop, smartphone distribution schemes in other states like Karnataka etc, the state govt. of Tamil Nadu may invite TN Free Tablet Computers Scheme application form. To get tablet free of cost, each of the student in government schools in 6 to 8 standards may have to fill registration form for tab at the https://elcot.in/ website or at a new dedicated portal. The official notification for TN Free Tablets Scheme is not out yet & is expected to be out on 20 January 2021. As the guidelines are not released, it is still now unknown about the apply online process for Free Tabs Scheme in Tamilnadu.

The launch of a new dedicated portal along with its website link would be available only after the official launch of TN Free Tablet Computers Scheme. As soon as the Tamilnadu Free Tablet Computers Scheme registration form filling process begins, we will update it here.

Eligibility Criteria for Tamil Nadu Free Tablet Computers Scheme

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

  • Applicant must be a resident of Tamil Nadu state.
  • He / She must be studying in any of the government school within the state.
  • Candidate must be studying in class 6th or 7th or 8th.
  • The annual income of the family of the applicant from all sources must not exceed Rs. 2 lakh per annum (*tentative data).
  • The applicant must be cleared in all his previous attended examinations i.e he / she must not have backlogs.

List of Documents for TN Free Tablet Computers Scheme

Here is the complete list of documents for Tamilnadu Free Tablet Computers Scheme 2021:-

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

An Overview of TN Free Tablet Computers Distribution Scheme

Below is the overview of TN Free Tablet Scheme 2021 as announced by School Education Minister on 18 December 2020:-

Name of SchemeTN Free Tablet Computers Scheme
in Hindi Languageतमिलनाडु फ्री टैबलेट कंप्यूटर योजना
Announced bySchool Education Minister, K A Sengottaiyan
Beneficiaries6th to 8th class students of govt. schools
Major BenefitFree 3 lakh smartphones to govt. school students of 6 to 8 standard
Scheme ObjectiveProviding smartphones for free
Scheme underState government
Name of StateTamil Nadu
Post CategoryScheme / Yojana
Official Websitehttps://elcot.in/
Start Date to apply onlineNA
Last Date to apply onlineNA
Date of Release of Official Notification20 January 2021 (Expected)
TN Free Tablet Computers Scheme

Need for TN Free Tablet Computer Scheme

School Education Minister of Tamilnadu state has announced to provide free of cost tablet computers to around 3 lakh students. There are around 37, 211 government schools, out of these there are around 9,708 middle class schools in the state. Many students are not being able to follow the online classes. The tablet computers would help the students when they are pursuing their studies.

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Tamil Nadu Govt. Initiatives for School Students

Tamil Nadu government had formulated a plan to replace 80,000 blackboards with smart-boards in government schools. An announcement on establishing 7,200 smart classrooms is expected after 15 January 2021. The state government has decided to create the post of a trainer each at 7,042 Atal Tinkering Labs (ATL). ATLs equipped with 3D printer and computers are set up in schools under a central scheme to make children innovators.

On reopening of schools, saving the lives of children was the priority of the government than reopening schools. A decision would be taken after consultation with stakeholders. The TN state government understood the issues faced by the self-financing schools due to Covid -19. Therefore, the government had released Rs 370 crore in advance to private schools for seats filled under the Right to Education (RTE) Act in Tamilnadu.

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