Samajwadi Smartphone Yojana launched by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav is being seen as an election-inspired initiative. Under the scheme, Akhilesh government has decided to give free smartphones to people. The scheme will be open for registration for people of Uttar Pradesh from October 10 to November 10. However, the smartphones would be distributed only after the Samajwadi Party comes back to power after the 2017 Assembly elections. Several political leaders, including BSP chief, Mayawati has attacked the Samajwadi Party and CM Akhilesh for “buying” votes by luring people with the smartphone scheme.
Politics apart, the scheme was launched on Monday. Under the scheme, people who are at least 18 years old on January 1, 2017, with the maximum annual income of Rs 6 lakh, and have passed Class X can get free smartphones delivered at their doorsteps by the state government.
Here is everything that you need to know to get the free Samajwadi Smartphone scheme
Eligibility for Samajwadi Smartphone Yojana
- The applicant must be 18 years or above on January 01, 2017.
- He/she should be a resident of Uttar Pradesh.
- He must have passed High School or equivalent examination.
- The annual income of the applicant must be below rs 6 lakh per annum.
- The applicant or her/his guardian should not be a Class 1 or Class 2 government employee.
Documents required for Samajwadi Smartphone Yojana
You will have to upload the scanned copy of the certificate or mark sheet of High school or equivalent examination. You don’t need to upload any other certificate.
Where to register, upload the documents for Samajwadi Smartphone?
Visit www.samajwadisp.in for online registration.
How many members of a family can get Samajwadi Smartphone?
All members of a family who fulfil the required eligibility criteria can apply for the Samajwadi Smart Phone.
Can UP residents living in other states apply for the Samajwadi Smartphone?
Yes, if they are permanent residents of UP. The governmental enquiry of your eligibility, however, will be done at your permanent address (in UP) only.
What is the price for the Samajwadi Smartphone?
It is free. The government will distribute it after verifying the applications.
Where to get Samajwadi Smartphone?
The Samajwadi Smartphone will be sent by the government at your address.
When will I get Samajwadi Smartphone?
You will get it in the second half of 2017 after the formation of new government in the state.
What would be the benefits of the Samajwadi Smartphone?
Samajwadi Smartphone will provide you information about agriculture, health, sports, economy etc every day. It will also help youth in searching jobs.
Who will get the Samajwadi Smartphone repaired in case of damage?
The user will have the responsibility of getting the Samajwadi Smartphone repaired in case it gets damaged.
Is it mandatory give a valid mobile number at the time of registration for the Samajwadi Smartphone?
Yes. You can also submit the valid mobile number of any member of your family. One mobile number can be used only five times.
Which mobile phone will I get under the scheme?
The UP government has not yet disclosed the model or company of the Samajwadi Smartphone. However, the smartphone will run on latest OS and it will come with preloaded official apps of the UP government so that users can provide feedback.
What will happen if Samajwadi Party loses Assembly elections?
You will not get the smartphone as the scheme has been exclusively launched by the Samajwadi Party government.