Samajwadi Smartphone Yojana: Uttar Pradesh Government has come up with another scheme to attract more voters as a preparation of 2017 elections. This time, free smartphone scheme has been announced by the UP chief minister under which the government would provide free smartphone if it come back to power in 2017. The scheme is touted to be named as “Samajwadi Smartphone Yojana” as of now.
Uttar Pradesh CM Akhilesh Yadav announced the smartphone scheme for the poor at the inauguration of Ala Hazrat Haj House in Ghaziabad.
Samajwadi Smartphone Yojana – Online Registrations
The online registrations for free smartphones under Samajwadi Smartphone Scheme of Uttar Pradesh Government are likely to start within a month. The phones will be delivered to the doorstep of the people in the second half of 2017. Those who are eligible can register for the scheme by filling up his/her details online.
The registration and selection process would be completely online for better transparency and to prevent corruption at any level. The link to apply or register for the phone would be available within a month, as per the reports.
According to the statement, the smartphone will act as a two way communication tool to inform and educate people about the scheme and policies of UP government. The smartphone will come with the latest software and loaded with the app where users can share feedback about the government policies and schemes.
Eligibility for Free Smartphone Scheme
Since the scheme is not launched yet, below is the basic eligibility criteria of free Smartphone Scheme of UP Government
- The age of applicants should be at least 18 years as on 1st January 2017.
- The applicant should be a permanent resident of Uttar Pradesh.
- Family income of the applicant should not be more than Rs. 6.00 Lakh per annum.
- The applicant should not be a Government employee in category-1 and category-2 jobs.
- A high school certificate is required.
The smartphones will be delivered on the first come first serve basis.
Features of Smartphone under the Scheme
The smartphones to be distributed under the free smartphone scheme would be equipped with latest software including useful apps for rural population, students, youth and small time businessman.
The Uttar Pradesh Government has already run such a scheme for laptop distribution in the state. The government has so far distributed about 18 Lakh laptops under the scheme.
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Application Form of Free Smartphone Yojana
The application form for free smartphone scheme would be filled online, no forms will be available for offline modes.
The information above about the Samajwadi Smartphone Yojana is tentative and based on the media sources. Actual information would be available after the scheme is launched.