ONE LAPTOP PER CHILD SCHEME IN INDIA
The below information stated by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Human Resource Development Shri.DR. D. PURANDESWARI in response to a written question in Lok Sabha on 22.8.2012.
The Centrally Sponsored Scheme of “Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Schools” was launched in December 2004, and revised in 2010, to promote computer enabled learning and usage of ICT in teaching in Government and Government aided Secondary and Higher Secondary Schools with emphasis on educationally backward blocks and areas with concentration of SC/ST/Minority/weaker Sections. Under the Scheme there is a provision to provide financial assistance to States/ Union Territories to procure computers and other ICT related infrastructure. The grant of Rs. 6.4 lakh (non-recurring) and Rs. 2.7 lakh (recurring) per school is given under the scheme which is shared between Centre and State in the ratio of 75:25 except for North East States where it is 90:10. Under the Scheme there is no provision for providing Laptop to children.