TN to give 11 lakh free laptops

Mathrubhumi Education Online

Chennai, August 31, 2015: Tamil Nadu Government has proposed to give away 11 lakh laptops under the free laptop scheme to students by December, one of the flagship schemes of the AIADMK Government by December 2015.

The government in 2011 announced that it would procure 33.19 lakh laptops for students under the free laptop scheme. For the period 2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14, 22.19 lakh laptops have been given to students, IT Minister 'Mukkur' N Subramanian informed the Assembly.

"For the 2014-15, 2015-16 period, the government has planned to give away 11 lakh laptops by December 2015", he said. According to the policy note that was tabled in the Assembly, the Government has issued orders to procurement of 11 lakh laptops.

It is expected that the supply of laptops under phase IV would be completed by October 2015 and for Phase V by December 2015.



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