Andhra Pradesh Free Smartphone Scheme – A Scheme to Improve Digital Literacy in State

April 6, 2017 | By sarkariadmin | Filed in: Andhra Pradesh.

Free Smartphone Scheme


The government wants to increase the digital literacy and make Andhra Pradesh is a digital state through Free Smartphone Scheme. Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister is taking this initiative to fulfill the dream of Shri NarendraModi of making India a cashless economy. There are many intelligent students belonging to the poor families who are unable to live up to their potential because of lack of financial support and resources. Hence, the Government of AP has decided to distribute free smartphones to such people.

The Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Mr. Chandrababu Naidu (Government of Andhra Pradesh) has launched Free Smartphone Scheme for Students in Andhra Pradesh. Under this scheme, the government has distributed free smartphones to the economically backward students in the state.The smartphones will also empower people of the state with information and connect them to the world. The government has aims to distribute Smartphone for 60 Lakh Poor students belonging to BPL families.

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Features of Free Smartphone Scheme

  1. The state government of Andhra Pradesh took very good initiative for economically backward student and provides them the free smartphone.
  2. Under this scheme, the government has distributed free smartphones to the economically backward students in the state.
  3. The Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Mr. Chandrababu Naidu (Government of Andhra Pradesh) has launched Free Smartphone Scheme for Students in Andhra Pradesh

Objectives of Free Smartphone Scheme

  1. To focused on a cashless transaction & promote digital India
  2. The main objective of the scheme is to enable youth in the state to transact and connect digitally.
  3. Increase the digital literacy and make Andhra Pradesh is a digital state through this scheme.
  4. Empower people of the state with information and connect them to the world.

Benefits of Free Smartphone Scheme for Students:

  • Distribute free smartphones to the below poverty line (BPL) students in the state
  • Helps to the economically backward students to connect with the world

Eligibility for Free Smartphone Scheme for Students:

  • Applicant should be the resident of Andhra Pradesh
  • Student must have valid identity card
  • Students belongs to below poverty line(BPL)

Documents required for Free Smartphone Scheme for Students:

  • Aadhaar card
  • Student valid identity card
  • BPL card

How to apply for Free Smartphone Scheme for Students:

  • The registration portal for this scheme will launch soon
  • Once registration portal will launch, applicant visit official registration page
  • Then, enter essential information like name, address etc.
  • Provide Aadhaar card no, mobile no and email id for verification
  • After, the student will get the one-time password (OTP) on their registered mobile no.
  • Once verified, fill the details of institute/college
  • Upload documents such as institute/college ID card and BPL card
  • After the successful submission of online application form, a system generated application number will appear on the screen
  • Take a printout or note down application number

References & Details:

For more details about Free Smartphone Scheme for Students visit: http://www.aponline.gov.in/apportal/Index.asp


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