AP Free Laptop Scheme 2020

The free laptop scheme was launched by the State Government Of Andhra Pradesh in the year 2020. Technology has become a necessity in this age of digitalization of education. Online courses to skill learning videos have become an essential part of a course curriculum. It is important to equip the students with a technological device like a laptop for better performance at their course of study.

Hence, the scheme has been ideated and implemented especially for visually challenged students who are enrolled in professional courses. The proposed scheme also includes students who have hearing & speech impairment, and are orthopedically challenged. The specially-abled students mentioned in the scheme would get free laptops from the Andhra Pradesh Government for their technological support in advancing their professional courses and career.

Features

This scheme caters to visually challenged, hearing & speech impairment and orthopedically challenged students. The students must be enrolled in a professional course. Initially, 200 laptops worth Rs.30,000 is to be distributed free of cost.

The student has to have a permanent residence or should be a domicile of the state. The Department of Welfare of Differently Abled & Senior Citizens, Assistant Directors, and District Managers have been given the responsibility of managing the programs.

Laptops would be given free of cost whose parents earn below Rs.15,000 per month, then, at half cost to students whose parents earn between Rs.15,000 to Rs 20,000 per month, and at full cost to students whose parents earn more than Rs 20,000.

Students can apply online for the scheme at the Andhra Pradesh Government portal http://apdascac.ap.gov.in/ to avail of the benefits.

Objectives

  1. To provide infrastructural support to specially-abled students.
  2. To encourage technological education.
  3. To support students from marginalized households.
  4. To help create a professional career for the students.

Similar Yojanas

Schemes launched by the state government

The state governments of India are the next important government bodies right after the central government of the country. The state governments constitute 28 states and 8 union territories

India is a democratic and republic country wherein highest authorities and powers are proffered to the central government. For the state government, real executive powers are given to Chief Minister as he is responsible for heading the Council of Ministers. The state governments of India work toward internal security, such as police department, social welfare, public health betterment and other similar state-related issues. The state government of the country earns its employee income from sales tax services, stamp duty services, and from some parts of GST.

The state governments have launched a variety of schemes so far. Some of the examples are as follows:

In Andhra Pradesh, Chandranna Bima Yojana, National Energy Efficient Agriculture Pumps Program, and Smart Pulse Survey have been launched. In Assam, Mass Rapid Transit System has been recently launched. In Maharashtra, Police Pratisaad Ask services and various schemes for the betterment of farmers have been launched. In Karnataka, PM Santwana Harish Yojana, and Housing scheme for Transgenders have been launched. In Uttar Pradesh, Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gram Jyoti Yojana, Hausla Paushan scheme, and Swadhar Greh yojana have been launched.

The state government of India monitors both rural and urban development. However, it is not feasible for the state government to monitor all rural and urban local government bodies. Thus, based on the provided funding and coverage, rural and urban local entities create development plan whenever required. These government entities work in close association with planning commission and local or regional government sectors and authorities.

Apart from these schemes, the state government also ensures the effective implementation of centrally sponsored schemes in respective states.