UP Free Smartphone Yojana 2021 online registration form filling process is going to start at up.gov.in. In this Yogi Muft Mobile Phone Yojna, the Uttar Pradesh schools will get smartphones with preloaded content, students can check last date to apply now. The Yogi Adityanath led UP government will be providing smartphones with preloaded study content to students enrolled in government colleges. UP Muft Smartphone Yojana is a free smartphone scheme to be launched by the state government of Uttar Pradesh.
Terming the distribution of tablets and smartphones a scheme for technical empowerment of the youth, the state government said the scheme will put a burden of Rs. 3,000 crore on the state government. Not only the youth will be able to complete their educational courses successfully but also after completing their education they can use the gadgets to work in various government /non-government organisations or self-reliance schemes.
UP government has also announced to give smartphones to around 4 lakh Anganwadi workers. The Anganwadi workers have played an important role in the UP model of Covid-19 control, a release issued by the government said. If you are an anganwadi worker, people can check the details of update in the section below.
UP Free Smartphone Yojana Latest Update
The Uttar Pradesh cabinet on 5 October 2021 (Tuesday) gave its approval to the Yogi government’s proposal for distribution of free tablets and smartphones to the youth in the urban and rural areas of the state. In a press statement, the state government said smartphones/tablets free of cost will be distributed among the youth enrolled in various teaching / training programmes in the state like:-
- Graduation (UG)
- Post-graduation (PG)
- Skill development
UP Free Smartphone Yojana 2021 Apply Online
The youth enrolled in the higher education, technical education, health education, skill development training, ITI and “Seva Mitra” portal of the state will get the benefit of UP Free Tablet Yojana. “Seva Mitra” portal is an important initiative of the skill development department through which various skill services like those of plumber, carpenter, nurse, electrician, AC mechanic etc are trained. They will be provided tablets/smartphones so that they can earn their living by providing better services to the citizens. In the proposed beneficiary category under the scheme, the youth of other categories can also be included from time to time with the approval of the chief minister.
The decision of which beneficiary category is to be provided and to whom smartphones are to be provided will be decided at the level of chief minister in due course. Determination of priority of the beneficiary class for distribution of tablets/smartphones and also regarding phased purchase will be taken from the level of chief minister in due course, the state government’s statement said.
Just like Free Smartphone Schemes in other states, the state govt. of UP led by CM Yogi Adityanath will invite UP Free Smartphone Yojana 2021 online registration form. All the applicants would be required to fill the Yogi Free Mobile Phone Scheme application form through the official website of the UP government at http://up.gov.in/ or at a new dedicated portal. The official notification comprising of guidelines along with smartphone scheme apply online process is not out yet. As soon as the UP Free Smartphone Yojana apply online process will start, we will update it here. Till then read out the details which are known till date about the Uttar Pradesh Muft Mobile Phone Yojana.
Steps to Apply / Register Online for Yogi Free Smartphone Yojana
STEP 1: The interested applicants first need to visit the website http://up.gov.in/ and then click the register button.
STEP 2: The applicants then need to fill their personal and contact information required in the form. Name, Gender, Date of Birth, Name of Father/Mother/Spouse and district etc are to be filled in the first step.
STEP 3: The applicants can then review the filled application form and submit.
STEP 4: A unique registration number will be allotted to each candidate after submitting the details.
STEP 5: The applicants will receive a login password on their mobile number through SMS to complete the second step application procedure.
STEP 6: Login using the password received on your mobile number and fill rest of the details such as complete address, category, income details, and academic details.
STEP 7: Upload scanned copies of latest passport size photograph and mark sheet of 10th class.
STEP 8: If the candidate is found eligible after verification, the smartphone will be delivered to their home in second half of 2021.
In the second step of application, the applicants need to review the submitted information and make the final submission. After the second step is complete, the applicants will not be able to change/edit any of the submitted information.
UP Free Mobile Phone Yojana Issuance to Schools Students
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.
The e-smartphones under UP Free Mobile Phone Yojana 2021 will be kept in college library and would be issued to students like books. The decision to start distribute free of cost smartphones under Muft Mobile Phone Yojana is in consonance with the New Education Policy (NEP).
The new National Educational Policy lays stress on the use and integration of technology for education. The Free Smartphone initiative is also important in the light of ongoing Digital India campaign which aims at making citizens digitally empowered. The conversion not only brings quality in education but technology also helps in academic reforms.
Eligibility Criteria for UP Free Smartphone Scheme 2021
Only those candidates who fulfills the below mentioned criteria would be eligible for UP Free Smartphone Scheme 2021:-
- Applicant must be a resident of Uttar Pradesh state.
- He / She must be studying in any of the courses mentioned above.
- The annual income of the family of the applicant from all sources must not exceed Rs. 2 lakh per annum.
- The applicant must be cleared in all his previous attended examinations i.e he / she must not have backlogs.
List of Documents for Yogi Free Smartphone Scheme
Here is the complete list of documents for Yogi Free Smartphone Scheme 2021:-
- Aadhar Card
- Identity Card
- Residence Certificate
- Mobile number
- Recent Passport size photograph
- Marksheet of Previous Class attended by the student
The registration procedure will be completely online, applicants would not be required to visit any government office in any case. The verification of the documents and eligibility of the candidate would be done by the official visit to residence of applicants.
An Overview of UP Free Mobile Phone Distribution Scheme
Below is the overview of UP Free Mobile Phone Scheme 2021 as announced by CM Yogi Adityanath:-
|Name of Scheme||UP Free Smartphone Scheme|
|in Hindi Language||उत्तर प्रदेश मुफ्त स्मार्टफोन वितरण योजना|
|Announced by||Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath|
|Major Benefit||Free smartphones to government school students|
|Scheme Objective||Providing smartphone for free|
|Scheme under||State government|
|Name of State||Uttar Pradesh|
|Post Category||Scheme / Yojana|
|Start Date to apply online||NA|
|Last Date to apply online||NA|
Features of Yogi Free Mobile Phone Distribution Scheme
The study material will be loaded in mobile phones given under UP Free Smartphone Yojana and will be accessible without internet connection. Each smartphone will have a 6 inch screen and will have high-resolution quality so that it has no adverse impact on the eyesight of students.
Need for Yogi Muft Smartphone Yojana in Wake of COVID-19
During the pandemic, various educational institutions continued with their educational activities through online means. The inevitable need of digital empowerment of students and the youth had been felt at every level. Digital mediums are also being used more and more for the youth to apply in various government and non-government jobs, get coaching/training for them or apply in any other employment,” the statement said.
“The technical and educational institutions are also distributing and disseminating teaching materials, tutorial lectures to the students through online mediums. The facility of data access through internet connectivity can also be availed at affordable rates. The smart phones/tablets will make the youth residing in the urban and rural areas of the state educated, trained and self-reliant,” the state government said.
UP Free Smartphone Scheme for Anganwadi Workers
All Anganwadi workers will get smartphones in Uttar Pradesh after chief minister Yogi Adityanath, in a high-level meeting, instructed the officials concerned to ensure their distribution in order to help those crucial in implementation of women and child welfare schemes in rural areas. There 1.89 lakh Anganwadi centres in the state and around four lakh workers. The Anganwadi workers have played an important role in the UP model of Covid-19 control, a release issued by the government said.
“In order to smoothen their activities, the chief minister on Tuesday directed to provide smartphones to all Anganwadi workers in the state,” it said. All data related to women and children schemes will now be in the hands of Anganwadi workers, the release said, adding that the government will also train them n how to use smartphones efficiently for their work.
According to an official spokesperson, this will result in maximum transparency in implementation of the schemes. Decisions related to the schemes will be taken on the basis of real-time data, without delay, and the scope for corruption will be minimised, the release read.
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Source for UP Students Free Smartphone Scheme – https://www.hindustantimes.com/cities/lucknow-news/up-govt-to-give-free-tablets-smartphones-to-youths-101633458195655.html