Karnataka Free Laptop Scheme 2020

Acknowledging one’s hard work and paying hard work with some reward encourages more people to outperform themselves. And this is the key to bringing out the best in people – incentivizing things.

The Karnataka government, over the years, has grown cognizant of the incentive effect and has therefore linked their incentives around the modernist turn of the era – towards digitization.

The Karnataka Free Laptop Scheme was launched to provide laptops to students who have passed with flying colours in their class 12 examinations.

What is the scheme about?

The Chief Minister of Karnataka, Mr. HD Kumaraswamy started the Karnataka Free Laptop scheme for students who passed grade 12 with great scores. In addition to meritorious students, the government also promised to offer laptops to students who have excelled in other fields in their colleges.

Roughly about ₹311 crores have been earmarked by the Karnataka State government for the implementation of the scheme. A target of more than 3,6000 students across the state.

Objective of the scheme

The main goal of the scheme is to promote digital education in students and to provide technical education to those students who are not able to purchase a laptop all by themselves due to financial constraints.

Eligibility criteria to be counted in for the scheme

In order to be counted eligible for the scheme, the Karnataka laptop scheme requires you to adhere to the following:

  1. The applicant must be a resident of Karnataka
  2. The applicant can be of any category or one from the backward category as well – basically, the scheme is open to all
  3. The student must have passed class 12 with good grades.

The procedure for application of free laptop

Here is the procedure to apply for the Karnataka Laptop scheme if you adhere to all of the above-mentioned eligibility criteria.

  1. Visit the official website of the scheme. Click here to visit the website.
  2. On the official page, you will see the option ‘Laptop scheme’. Click on the option. The option would be present on the homepage.
  3. Fill up the application form
  4. Attached all of the above documents
  5. Submit it to the Karnataka Educational board.

Which courses are considered eligible for the free laptop scheme?

There are only a few courses considered eligible for the scheme. Only students studying under these schemes can apply for the Free Laptop scheme. These courses are:

  • Engineering
  • Medical studies
  • Post-graduation courses
  • Polytechnic college
  • Students studying in first-grade colleges.

What essential documents are needed to apply for the scheme?

  • Aadhaar card
  • Age certificate
  • Bank account information
  • Proof of Karnataka Residence
  • 10th and 12th mark sheets
  • SC//ST/OBC caste certificate, if applicable.

In conclusion

A free laptop is a great incentive for students to work harder. This will motivate them to achieve higher than they usually would and encourage them to outperform themselves.

A laptop, in these trying times, is a boon. Students will definitely not let go of such a golden opportunity.

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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.