The distribution of 1,73,823 smartphones to Class 12 students finding out in authorities colleges might be accomplished by November 2020 to facilitate e-learning throughout the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Punjab Cabinet mentioned.
The distribution of the primary batch of 50,000 smartphones, which have already been obtained by the state authorities, to girls and boys will start shortly. They might be outfitted with pre-loaded authorities functions like ‘e-Sewa App’ with e-content associated to Class XI and Class XII, as permitted by the Department of School Education.
The second batch might be procured quickly, and the whole distribution course of might be accomplished by November, an official spokesperson mentioned after the assembly of the Punjab Cabinet.
The Punjab Cabinet famous that 4 months of the continued tutorial yr 2020-21 had already elapsed with out common on-campus courses which posed an obstacle to the students, particularly these finding out in Class 12.
Though Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh had earlier mentioned that solely the woman students would obtain the smartphones within the first batch, on Wednesday he mentioned that each girls and boys of Class 12 authorities colleges, who should not have smartphones to entry the net courses which have presently changed bodily training, might be offered the identical.
With this, the state authorities will implement the scheme ‘The Punjab good Connect scheme, which it had introduced in its price range for the Financial Year 2018-19. The scheme was aimed toward offering digital entry to youth, in addition to info relating to training, profession alternatives, entry to talent growth and employment alternatives, as well as to fundamental citizen-centric providers by way of authorities functions, and so on.