According to current government sources, the plan to distribute laptops has been abandoned since many digital learning programs don’t operate on them,” and they are also expensive. The state of Andhra Pradesh failed to deliver the laptop computers it had promised to several lakh pupils in classes 9 through 12 enrolled in government institutions on Monday. According to current government sources, the idea of distributing laptops has been abandoned since they are expensive and many digital learning programs don’t operate on them.” Currently, the government is considering giving class 8 kids exclusively Tabs (tablet computers). The cost to the government for each Tab with digital learning materials will be Rs. 12,000 A top education official stated, “We are hoping to deliver the Tabs by September this year.” According to the official, a laptop will not be needed because class 8 pupils will be forced to bring the same Tab to all their lessons. The Tab will be distributed to each kid entering class 8 in government and aided schools each year. To encourage mothers to attend their children to school, Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy stated last year that kids in classes 9 through 12 may choose laptop computers instead of the Rs. 15,000 allowance (now decreased by Rs. 2,000).
The 2022 school year, he stated, will see the delivery of the computers. As a result, 8,21,655 pupils in grades 9 through 12 chose computers over monetary handouts. Vasati Deevena, another gratis program, would have covered more than 1.10 lakh of these Pupils. However, the government could not provide the promised computers since a pricing agreement with the vendors was not reached. Education Minister Botsa Satyanarayana stated last week that Ammavodi and the computers would be provided to students along with the pricing agreed upon after negotiations with the Vendors. However, the third round of Amma vodi cash giveaway wasn’t distributed by the CM until Monday using a laptop belonging to an official.
The chief minister did not mention computers during his speech at the Ammavodi ceremony;
Instead, he focused only on the distribution of Tabs to class 8 pupils. “I am in class 10 and chose a laptop over money. But now we are informed that the laptop is not there. If they provide it in junior inter (class 11), I might have to wait another year,” K Naga Prabha of Guntur complained. According to government sources, AP Technology Services was responsible for purchasing ;laptops. Depending on the configuration, the APTS wanted to pay Rs 18,000 for each laptop. However, it was claimed that the vendors; pricing per laptop was Rs 26,000, making inexpensive for the government. “There was also a supply issue. Due to limited manufacturing, which was brought on by a chipset shortage, the requisite amount of gadgets was not easily accessible, top official handling the problem was reported by PTI. He said that if laptops were acquired at a price suggested by the vendors, the state would be subject to an additional financial burden of Rs 657 crore.