By Twesh Mishra:

There seems to be a ray of hope for those who were impressed by Samajwadi party’s election manifesto. The Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav while initiating on the promise to provide free laptops and tablets to students formed a committee to oversee the purchase and distribution of laptops.

The committee, headed by Uttar Pradesh’s first Muslim Chief secretary Javed Usmani would be negotiating with IT majors for fulfilling the promises made by the SP poll manifesto. The committee would also be consisting 9 principal secretaries, including those of Information, Finance, IT, Planning, and Higher Education besides secretary (Secondary Education).

For the 28.14 lakh Class X and 18.19 lakh Class XII students, the state is inviting proposals for the supply of some 47 lakh tablets and laptops. The committee would be negotiating the prices to sustain the crumbling exchequer since the Samajwadi Party’s claim is likely to bear a price tag of Rs 4,555 crore. If official sources are to be believed, the government has already explored the possibility of obtaining laptops and tablets with HCL. The IT major’s Chairman, Mr Shiv Nadar and Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav have already held initial discussions in this regard.

Even though the IT giant has expressed its willingness to facilitate the supply of the required number of laptops and tablets, the government is willing to explore other options available. Secretary Secondary Education and a member of the committee formulated to oversee the laptop and tablet distribution, Partha Sarthi Sen Sharma clarified, “The chief minister has made it amply clear that we need to go for competitive bidding and to get the best and cheapest and we are working in that direction.” He also assured that the work underway is in earnest and right direction.

The state government is believed to be working on a time-bound schedule and the gadgets might begin to roll out sometime around September. “It is a massive exercise, right from procurement, stocking to distribution and it will definitely take some time,” an official said. If sources are to be believed, the Chief Minister is personally monitoring this project.

The Uttar Pradesh government has the mammoth task of maintaining the 8.08% GDP growth rate attained in 2010-2011 and reducing the debt burden of Rs 2.21 lakh crore. Mr Yadav’s promises have been instrumental in making him the youngest chief minister of state but won’t assure him of being able to live up to them.

Twesh Mishra is the Political Correspondent of Youth Ki Awaaz.

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Harvey Specter
Posted at 7:17 am June 4, 2013
Abhishek Kumar Singh (@aksingh96)
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I’m a 12th class student and and studies in a deep memorial public school ,ramprastha ,gzb I wanna know that will I get a laptop?

Harvey Specter
Posted at 7:41 am June 2, 2013
ravi dixit
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meri sister 2012 mai 12th pass kiya hai laptop kab tak miliga

Harvey Specter
Posted at 2:01 pm May 26, 2013
archana
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mai ye janna chahti hu k jisne 2013 me 12th ka exam diya ho. to use laptop kb milega.or hum registration kha pe kar skte hai.koi website hai kya iski.

Harvey Specter
Posted at 11:14 pm May 20, 2013
mohit hayaran
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mohit hayaran
mane 12th passed kiya hai laptop kab melega

Harvey Specter
Posted at 7:43 pm April 8, 2013
jahid khan
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when we will get laptop in this birth or next birth.. is someone tell me????????..

Harvey Specter
Posted at 5:11 pm April 1, 2013
sharuf ansari
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sir,mane12th 2012 me 64.60% se passed kiya hai laptop ka mera number kab ayega

Harvey Specter
Posted at 10:03 pm March 31, 2013
Dharmendra kumar
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Sir Maine 12th passed kiya hai.mujhe leptop kab tak milega krapya jaldi batayain

Harvey Specter
Posted at 11:23 am March 28, 2013
kamal israni
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I AM kamal israni mere inter board 2012 me 72% tha kya laptop ki koi vitran ki date bata sakte hai sir kyu ki mujhe course karne me asani ho jaae thanku i live in kanpur u.p

Harvey Specter
Posted at 3:09 pm March 11, 2013
mohit
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moh.gokul nager chandpur up

Harvey Specter
Posted at 3:08 pm March 11, 2013
mohit
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hello sir when we get laptop tell me sir plz me 12th me ho or mary 63% namber hame kab melage laptob i leave in chandpur distt (bijnor)

Harvey Specter
Posted at 8:29 pm March 2, 2013
abhishek trivedi
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will that who left U.P. and gone some where else for higher studies can get laptop???????

Harvey Specter
Posted at 5:43 pm November 19, 2012
shahwaiz, danish
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hello sir when we wil get laptop tell me sir plz

Harvey Specter
Posted at 11:11 am September 25, 2012
Savan kumar
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sir main ye janna chahta hoon ki maine bhi 12th 2012 mein clear kiya hai aur ye janna chahta hoon ki laptop kab tak milega,plz thoda jaldi bataye aur kya karna padega

Harvey Specter
Posted at 9:00 am September 15, 2012
Shakib Khan
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Laptop kab milenge

Harvey Specter
Posted at 6:26 pm September 14, 2012
shipra
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m a 12th pass student …n i secured 90% marks…would i get my laptop…plz rply fast..m waitng..i want my laptop..plz

Harvey Specter
Posted at 11:00 am August 28, 2012
shivshankar pandey
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sir main ye janna chahta hoon ki maine bhi 12th 2012 mein clear kiya hai aur ye janna chahta hoon ki laptop kab tak milega,plz thoda jaldi bataye aur kya karna padega

Harvey Specter
Posted at 10:35 pm August 25, 2012
kaushlendra
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mai kaushlendra singh class 10 per 73%

Harvey Specter
Posted at 10:37 am August 13, 2012
Santosh Kumar From Gorakhpur
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My brother also clear 12 class with 60% marks.
I hope, he will also get as you have promise with us.
But it’s not clear that what is the condition to get the PC.
Santosh Kumar

Harvey Specter
Posted at 2:39 pm August 11, 2012
shivam
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im also passed class 10 and the % of class 10 is 76 according to up government promises when we get tablet

Harvey Specter
Posted at 10:54 pm July 31, 2012
guest
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i have also cmpleted my 12

Harvey Specter
Posted at 7:27 pm July 30, 2012
km. priyank
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sir
mere marks 55% aye hae kya mujhhe laptop milega

Harvey Specter
Posted at 9:04 am July 25, 2012
ishan tandon
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same here how to get laptop n wen

    Harvey Specter
    Posted at 7:52 pm April 8, 2013
    jahid khan
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    its very easy to get laptop.
    . you know how????

Harvey Specter
Posted at 9:17 am July 20, 2012
Abhay Narayan Shukla
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Ham logo ko kab tak tablet milega

Harvey Specter
Posted at 9:16 am July 20, 2012
Abhay Narayan Shukla
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Mai 10th class me tha mere 82.16% hai. ham logo ko kab tak tablet milega

Harvey Specter
Posted at 12:11 am July 11, 2012
anwar niazi
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how to get laptop …? what about the process……by through principal of school and D.I.O.S…or any other process??/tell me immdiaete..

Harvey Specter
Posted at 10:55 pm July 2, 2012
Pranjal Gupta
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i m also completed my 12 class ..
i want my laptop as per the up goverment promise..

Harvey Specter
Posted at 9:04 am June 22, 2012
neeraj yadav
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mai 10th mai tha kya muje tablet milega, jabki mere 87.5% hai

Harvey Specter
Posted at 2:12 pm June 13, 2012
Rahul kumar
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me 10th me hu aur mere 75% result aya hai kya mujhe tablet milega.

Harvey Specter
Posted at 2:11 pm May 25, 2012
Ankitrajawat
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kya 12th class pass ko laptops milenge

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