The Andhra Pradesh government on Thursday issued orders to distribute laptops under the Amma Vodi scheme to students studying in 9th and 10th classes in government schools in the state. Laptops will be offered with a dual core processor, 4GB RAM, 500GB hard disk, 14-inch screen, Windows 10 (STF Microsoft), Open Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) configurations, and a three-year warranty.

Amma Vodi schemes offers these to students who want laptops instead of financial aid. Any maintenance issues with the laptops should be resolved by the company within a week of the complaint being filed, the order read. Complaints should be lodged at the village and ward secretariats.

On the first of July the State cabinet headed by Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy had taken several key decisions, which included approving the new Information Technology (IT) policy for 2021-24 and the education sector in the State. The Cabinet approved the scheme to provide laptops for students studying between classes 9-12 who  chose laptops in lieu of cash under the Amma Vodi and Vasati Deevena schemes.

Around 8,21,655 students between 9-12 classes and 1,10,779 beneficiaries of Vasati Deevena have opted for a laptop instead of cash incentive. The government will provide branded laptops like Lenovo, HP, Dell, Acer at a lower cost than in the market.

Amma Odi is among the most bold schemes launched by Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan. The scheme was introduced by CM Jagan as a part of Navratna. Eligible students will obtain monetary help of Rs. 15,000 each year. Eligibility for the scheme requires a white ration card. Aadhaar card can also be obligatory for beneficiaries. Students are required to have at the very least 75% attendance to avail the scheme advantages. If youngsters drop out of faculty in the midst of the 12 months they’re ineligible for the scheme for that educational 12 months. Children might want to return to highschool to obtain monetary help.

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