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Uttar Pradesh government to give free laptops to class X, XII pass out students

The Samajwadi Party government had promised free laptops and tablet computers to intermediate and high-school pass outs in its 2012 Assembly election manifesto.

By: Press Trust of India | Lucknow | Published: June 24, 2015 10:41 am
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Uttar Pradesh government on Tuesday decided to provide free laptops to meritorious students, who passed class X and XII examinations conducted by CBSE, ICSE and the state board.

It was decided that 39,600 meritorious students who passed class X and XII would be given free laptops, an official spokesperson said here.

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The decision was taken during a Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav here.

Giving details of the decision the spokesperson said, 50 per cent laptops would be for each class X and XII pass outs and it would be distributed among students of different boards according to their results.

The list of laptop recipients would have 20 per cent quota for minorities and 21 per cent for SC/CT students, he added.

The Samajwadi Party government had promised free laptops and tablet computers to intermediate and high-school pass outs in its 2012 Assembly election manifesto.

While over 15 lakh laptops were distributed to intermediate pass outs, the scheme for distribution of tablets could not see light of the day. The laptop scheme was also discontinued after 2012.

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    aarti
    Oct 21, 2017 at 11:05 am
    sir, what percentage is required for laptop for 12 class student 2017 ? It izs very necessary for me plz reply sir.i am up board student.
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      raj thakur
      Sep 8, 2017 at 3:16 pm
      Looking start ly of laptop Sarurabh singh in shahjahanpur
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        Dilip mali
        Sep 5, 2017 at 11:17 am
        sir mera name .DILIP MALI hai aur mai inter (12th) pass hu kya mujhe laptop mil sakta hai .. ter .me.no (348) hai aur highschool me (71 ) hai
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          nimra
          Aug 29, 2017 at 2:14 pm
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            nimra
            Aug 29, 2017 at 2:13 pm
            AOA sir my name is Nimra and i passed the matric class with 4 marks with A grade can i get a laptop or not? plz guide me , and i really need this.and I am from lahore
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