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.
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 thewebsite 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:-
- Aadhar Card
- School ID Card
- Residence Certificate
- Mobile number
- 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 Scheme||TN Free Tablet Computers Scheme|
|in Hindi Language||तमिलनाडु फ्री टैबलेट कंप्यूटर योजना|
|Announced by||School Education Minister, K A Sengottaiyan|
|Beneficiaries||6th to 8th class students of govt. schools|
|Major Benefit||Free 3 lakh smartphones to govt. school students of 6 to 8 standard|
|Scheme Objective||Providing smartphones for free|
|Scheme under||State government|
|Name of State||Tamil Nadu|
|Post Category||Scheme / Yojana|
|Start Date to apply online||NA|
|Last Date to apply online||NA|
|Date of Release of Official Notification||20 January 2021 (Expected)|
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.