HP wins UP laptop contract
The other companies that had bid for the tender included Acer, HCL Infosystems and Lenovo.
The laptop-to-students promise was part of the Akhilesh Yadav government’s poll manifesto.
However, while the Uttar Pradesh government had made a provision for R2,400 crore for buying laptops in its budget in 2012-13, HP's quotation of R19,058 will cost the government approximately R3,000 crore. “The award to HP will call for a reappropriation that would probably be done in the next budget,” said an official.
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