Free Laptop Scheme: The Department of Information Technology, Electronics & Communications (DITE&C), in collaboration with Info Tech Corporation of Goa Ltd. (ITG), is pleased to announce the provision of complimentary laptop computers to recognize and support academic excellence among students.
|Scheme||Laptop Distribution Scheme for Meritorious Students|
|Applicable||All Resident Students of Goa belonging to Schedule Caste (SC) Communities of Class X(Tenth)|
Laptop distribution scheme for meritorious students: This initiative aims to benefit a total of twenty outstanding students, comprising ten individuals from the Schedule Tribe (ST) communities, and ten individuals from the Schedule Caste (SC) communities, specifically those in Class X (Tenth) from each of the talukas within the state of Goa. The distribution will be evenly split between genders, with five laptops awarded to boys and five to girls from each community, totaling ten laptops per taluka. This effort underscores our commitment to promoting education and digital inclusion among underprivileged and deserving students in our region.
Free Laptop Scheme 2023 Eligibility
To be eligible for the laptop provision program, students must adhere to the following criteria:
|Residency: The student must have been born in the State of Goa.||Community: The student must belong to either the Schedule Tribe (ST) or Schedule Caste (SC) community.|
|Academic Achievement: The student is required to successfully pass the Class X examination conducted by the Goa Board on their first attempt.||Minimum Aggregate Score: The student must attain a minimum aggregate score of 70 percent in the Class X examination conducted by the Goa Board.|
|Taluka of Schooling: The student should be currently enrolled in a school located within the same taluka where they are being considered for meritorious status.||Ranking Among Peers: a. For male students: They must rank within the top 5 among the Class X male students belonging to the ST/SC communities within their respective taluka. b. For female students: They must rank within the top 5 among the Class X female students belonging to the ST/SC communities within their respective taluka.|
These criteria have been established to identify and reward exceptional academic achievement among eligible students in Goa, with a focus on those from marginalized communities.
Documents Required for Free Laptop Scheme for Meritorious Students
Applicants are required to submit the following documents along with their online application:
|Birth Certificate: A copy of the applicant’s birth certificate issued by the competent authority of the Government of Goa.||Mark Sheet: The mark sheet issued by the Goa Board of Secondary & Higher Secondary Education.|
|Parental Consent: A duly filled and signed parental consent form, adhering to the prescribed format.||Photo ID Proof: A valid photo identification document of the applicant, such as an Aadhaar Card, School ID card, or equivalent.|
|Parental ID Proof: A valid identification document of the parent or guardian, displaying their signature. This can include documents such as a PAN Card, Passport, or Driving License.||Caste Certificate: An attested copy of the Caste Certificate issued by the competent authority of the Government of Goa.|
The submission of these documents is a requisite part of the application process, ensuring that all necessary information and proofs are provided for verification and eligibility determination.
How to Apply for Free Laptop for Students Scheme
Students who satisfy the specified eligibility requirements are encouraged to apply for the program by following these steps:
- Access the Free Government Laptops Application Form 2023: To initiate the application process, visit the official website of the scheme at https://merit.goa.gov.in.
- Navigate to the Online Application Section: Once on the website, locate and click on the “Online Application” or a similar section specifically dedicated to the scheme.
- Complete the Prescribed Application Form: Carefully fill out the online application form provided on the website. Ensure that all required information and details are accurately provided.
- Submit the Application: After completing the form, review it for accuracy and completeness. Make any necessary corrections or additions if needed.
- Submit the Application: Once you are confident that all information is accurate, submit the application electronically through the website.
By following these steps, eligible students can apply for the program efficiently and in accordance with the established procedures.