NAMO E Tab Scheme Registration – Apply for Acer / Lenovo Tablet in Gujarat

With education getting onto a new platform, learning has now leaped out of the four walls of a mere classroom. To learn is to now sit in the comfort of your house in front of your smart devices, while your teacher might be seated thousands of miles away. This is the future of teaching and learning, and though it has come to the limelight under trying circumstances, it is noteworthy how students have taken to learning digitally.

And while the option of learning online seems to be one that’s too good to be true, it might not be everyone’s reality. There are families in certain parts of India that find it difficult to barely get the food on the table, much less afford a smart device with a sound internet connection to enable students to continue with their academics.

The Gujarat government has taken notice of the issues springing up due to the sudden digitization of the academic system and is implementing evasive measures. An attempt to do the same happens to be the Namo E-tab scheme.

What is the Namo e-tab scheme about?

The Namo e-tab is a portal for youngsters to enroll themselves so that they could find avenues to carry on their academics through government-funded tablet devices. In the recent budget announced for 2020-21, the state government of Gujarat has earmarked ₹252 crores for the distribution of tablet devices for students. The scheme is ideally made to offer high-end specification tablets to around three lakh meritorious students so as to assist them in their higher education.

The tablets offered to students would be from manufacturing companies like Acer, Lenovo. Students would have to register themselves for the scheme, in order to avail the benefits.

To go ahead with the registration, the student would have to deposit ₹1000/- and this amount is to be deposited at the institute or college where the student has taken admission.

Eligibility criteria to avail the tablet

In order to be eligible for the scheme, the student would have to adhere to the following criteria:

  1. The student must be a permanent resident of Gujarat
  2. She/he must have secured merit in 12th grade
  3. The applicant must be taking admission in 1st year in college or a polytechnic course.

Tab Specifications

The tabs offered to students would be decked with the latest tech and would be well-equipped to deal with academic rigour. These tabs would hail either from Acer or Lenovo. It would be a 7-inch display, with a 1.3 GHz Quad-core processor with 2GB RAM and either 16GB/64GB internal expandable Micro SD storage.

It would have a battery capacity of 3450mAh and would be supporting 4G with voice calling. It would have a 5MP rear and 2MP front camera with Android 7 update out of the box.

Summing it up

In the end, the whole deal is to allow students to get to their studies more efficiently. In an e-learning sphere, equipping students with the right tech is equivalent to giving wings to spirited hearts, who will soon soar to the heights of success.

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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.