The Government of Goa has launched Cyber Age Scheme a free laptop distribution scheme for students in Goa. Under the scheme 45,000 laptops will be distributed to class 11th and class 12th students in the state. The objective of the scheme is to encourage students to study, provide them equal opportunities, connect them to the world and provide them best possible study resources online.
The Cyber Age Scheme is only for students of government and government aided higher secondary schools. The Goa Info Tech Corporation has procured the laptops at the cost of Rs. 85.50 crores.
The Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar and Revenue Minister Rohan Khaunte flagged off the distribution on the Children`s Day event in the state capital Panjim. 50 students were handed over the laptops in the event.
Students from government school needs to pay a nominal fees of Rs. 1000 and students from government aided schools need to pay a fees of Rs. 2000 each to get the laptop. The laptop comes with a one year warranty for hardware and software both. The response time for any issues will be 48 hours.
Highlights of the GoaCyber Age Scheme:
- a laptop distribution schemes for students in the state
- only government and government aided school students are eligible
- the scheme is only for higher secondary school students only
- Goa Info Tech Corporation to implement the scheme
- Rs. 85.50 crores are allocated for the scheme
- first 50 laptops are distributed by CM