NEW DELHI: Chhattisgarh has selected listed IT firm Ricoh India for supplying 1 lakh tablet PCs to final year degree college students in the state by June.
“It is initiative of our Chief Minister. Under the project we will distribute around 1 lakh tablets to students in final year of their graduation in any stream. For tablets, we have given contract to Ricoh India,” Chhattisgarh Infotech and Biotech Promotion Society (CHiPS) CEO AM Parial told PTI.
He said Ricoh India has tied up with a Chinese manufacturer to supply these tablet and each unit will cost Rs 6,699 for the state government.
“These tablets are commercial model and have 9.7 inch multi-touch screen. It will have SIM slot which will support both 2G and 3G network. Students will find latest technology features in the tablet,” Parial said.
Under Yuva Suchna Kranti Yojana, Chhattisgarh government will also distribute free laptops to student in final year of their medical and engineering courses. CHiPS has selected HCL Infosystems for supplying these laptops.
“Despite our volumes being low, we are procuring laptop with good configuration at very low price of around Rs 7,190 per unit from HCL. With taxes, it will cost us around Rs 7,800 which is less compared to rates at which some of the states have procured,” Parial said.
The specifications of the 14,000 laptops that will be supplied by HCL Infosystems will have Intel Dual core processor with 2 GB RAM, 500 GB Hard disk and Wi-Fi among other features.
Source-Times of india