West Bengal Free Tablet Scheme 2021: Apply online for 9.5 lakh free tablet

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West Bengal Free Tablet Scheme 2021 | Free Tablet Scheme Registration

As the assembly polls are knocking the doors of WB before that a big announcement has been announced by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee under which their government will distribute 9.5 lakhs tablets among students of higher secondary so that they can attend their online classes without any problem. West Bengal Free Tablet Scheme will be distributed to each student of the state who is studying in state-run and aided higher secondary school. If you are also the students of higher secondary school and wanted to know more about WB free tablet scheme then scroll down to read the article.

West Bengal Free Tablet Scheme

While addressing the media Ms Banerjee said, that there are around 14000 higher secondary schools in the state which is government and government-aided which also includes 636 madrasas in which approximately 9.5 lakhs students are taking their higher secondary education and most of them are deprived of online classes due to the non-availability of smartphone or computer.

As of now, West Bengal Free Tablet Scheme has only been announced by the officials, but they had not released any official notification and other processes about the scheme. But the state government will try its best to issue such tablets as soon as possible because there are some criteria which they need to fulfil and once it will be completed only then such things can be distributed.

If we received any further information about the scheme we will update the same here.

West Bengal Free Tablet scheme 2021

As we all know that due to COVID 19 all schools are yet to open completely and in the current situation on-campus classes are not easy to hold for the schools, therefore, students are resort to online classes for their study since lockdown imposed in the country. But there are some students in the state, who came from the underprivileged category and are facing so many challenges during the online classes because they don’t have any smartphone, computer, and any other facility to attend such online classes which have been conducted by the school.

So to fill this digital void WB government came up with a scheme in which they are going to distribute 9.5 lakhs tablet free of cost and by doing this they aimed to provide equal opportunity to all students so that they can attend their online classes without any issue and such tablets can also be used for further studies.

West Bengal Free Tablet Scheme

WB Free tablet scheme: Overview

Scheme nameWest Bengal Free tablet
Scheme proposed byCM Mamta Banerjee
benefitFree tablet to all higher secondary students
Number of tablets to distributed9.5 lakh
Main objective of the schemeProviding tablet for online classes
State offeredWest Bengal
Mode of applicationYet to announced
Official portalhttps://wb.gov.in/
Application commenced fromNA
Last date to submit the applicationNA

Eligibility for WB Free tablet scheme

Only such candidates are eligible for the scheme that will fulfill the following eligibility criteria which was given as: –

  • Students must be studying in a Government or government-aided school or madrasas.
  • Students appearing in higher secondary school are eligible for the scheme.
  • The applicant should be a resident of West Bengal.
  • Their family annual income should be less than Rs. 2 lakhs (including all sources).
  • Should have passed all their previous examination.

Note: Candidates as no notice has been released by the official till last reported. So the details about the other eligibility details are yet to come which will be updated here after its availability.

Documents required for WB Free tablet scheme

As no notification was out about the scheme so the documents mentioned below are purely based on the assumption which will be updated after the details available:

  • Students school ID
  • Aadhaar card
  • Address proof
  • Mobile number
  • Recently clicked passport size photograph
  • Scanned documents (as required)

How one can apply for WB free tablet scheme?

This scheme is only for the students, who are studying in government and government-aided schools, so only such students are eligible for the scheme. As of now, the scheme has only been announced, and the actual details for the same are yet to be announced which will carry all the details like what will be the procedure of the application, documents required for it, and other details so that they can verify student’s eligibility.

Registration and scheme details could be available on the WB government official portal which is https://wb.gov.in/ or a new portal for the same could be released. So far no new updates are available on this and once we get anything on this we will update the same on this page.

Who is eligible for the WB free tablet scheme?

Only such candidates are eligible for the scheme who have been studying in Gov. or Govt. aided school or in madrasas

How to apply for WB Free tablet scheme?

As the procedure to apply for the scheme is still not revealed by the authority, that whether it will be online or offline.

Do applicants need to submit any documents for the scheme?

Yes, basic documents like school ID, identity proof, and other documents will be required.

Is there any dedicated portal for the scheme/

No, right now no dedicated portal has been announced by the officials.

How many tablets are going to be distributed under the WB Free tablet scheme?

Under the scheme, 9.5 lakh tablets will be distributed.

What is the motto behind the launch of WB Free tablet scheme?

The main motto is for the students who are from an underprivileged category and not having the facility to attend online classes can attend their online classes and can prepare for their board examination which is about to begin in 2021.

Do applicants need to submit any income proof or details to fulfill their eligibility?

The details on this are queuing up.

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