Provide smart phones to students by April

Complete process for students of next session now

HE Minister Mr. Gupta directs

Bhopal, January 7, 2016 (Ataullah Faizan):  Higher and Technical Education Minister Mr. Umashankar Gupta has directed to provide smart phones to students who took admission in first semester of graduation during academic sessions 2014-15 and 2015-16. Besides, process to purchase smart phones for students taking admission in session 2016-17 should be completed now. The Minister directed this at a meeting held regarding purchase of smart phones here today. Mr. Gupta said that good quality smart phones should be purchased with utmost transparency. About 4 lakh 50 thousand phones are to be purchased for students of these 3 sessions. Phones will be given to students with 75 percent attendance in class. Minister of State for Higher and School Education Mr. Deepak Joshi said that phones should be purchased from a reputed company having service centres in the state. Secretary Science & Technology Mr. Manish Rastogi and Commissioner Higher Education Mr. Umakant Umrao also attended the meeting.