Indira Gandhi Free Smartphone Yojana or Rajasthan Free Mobile Yojana have created significant buzz since their inception. Designed to empower women in Rajasthan, these schemes aim to provide smartphones, free internet connectivity, and various benefits.
In this blog post, we will delve into the details of these initiatives, eligibility criteria, application processes, and much more.
Indira Gandhi Free Smartphone Yojana
The Indira Gandhi Free Smartphone Yojana for women in Rajasthan has taken off with great enthusiasm. Launched to provide smartphones to 1 crore 35 lakh women in a phased manner, this scheme comes with an added bonus of free internet connectivity for three years.
The distribution of phones under the Indira Gandhi Smartphone Scheme began on August 10. The goal is to provide smartphones to eligible women across Rajasthan.
Under this scheme, eligible women will receive a total of Rs 6,800, transferred to their e-wallets through Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT). This amount includes Rs 6,125 for the phone and Rs 675 for internet data for the remaining nine months of the year. Beneficiaries can choose the smartphone of their choice, which may include popular brands like Realme and Redmi.
To benefit from this scheme, you must meet the following criteria:
- Government school girls from class 9th to 12th.
- Girls studying in college/ITI/Polytechnic.
- Women receiving widow/single women pension.
- Female head of the family who completes 100 days of employment in NREGA.
- Female head of the family who has completed 50 days of employment under the Urban Employment Guarantee Scheme.
- The beneficiary must be an Indian citizen.
To obtain a free smartphone, beneficiaries must undergo e-KYC (Electronic Know Your Customer) at designated camps organized by the Rajasthan government. This process helps in identifying the beneficiaries, making e-KYC a crucial step. A Jan Aadhar card is necessary for e-KYC.
One of the key benefits of this scheme is that eligible women will receive free internet connectivity for three years. The smartphones provided will have dual SIM functionality, allowing users to choose their preferred service provider.
|Scheme Name||Indira Gandhi Smartphone Scheme|
|Beneficiaries||Women of Rajasthan|
|Objective||Providing smartphones to women|
|Mobile Distribution||1.35 crore mobiles will be distributed|
|Mobile Distribution Start Date||August 10, 2023|
How to Check Your Eligibility
To determine if you are eligible for the Indira Gandhi Free Smartphone Scheme, follow these steps:
- Visit the official Jansoochna Portal (https://jansoochna.rajasthan.gov.in/).
- Click on the “Eligibility for Indira Gandhi Smartphone Yojana” option.
- Enter your Janadhar number.
- Select the category that applies to you, such as widow/single woman, NREGA (100 days in 2022-23), etc.
- Click “Submit” to check whether you are eligible for the scheme.
The documents needed for registration in the Rajasthan Free Mobile Scheme 2023 include:
- Janadhar card
- Mobile number registered in Janadhar card
- Aadhar card
- PAN Card / Form-60
- ID card for school and college girls
- PPO for widow women
- Passport size photograph (Beneficiaries below 18 years must be accompanied by the Janadhar card holder)
In the first phase of the scheme, smartphones are being distributed to 40 lakh women belonging to Chiranjeevi families. This includes government school students from class 9th to 12th, college/ITI/polytechnic students, widows/single women pensioners, and women who have completed 100 days of employment in NREGA.
In the second phase, the remaining 95 lakh women will receive smartphones. Women can visit their nearest camp for registration, where they need to carry essential documents, including Janadhar card, Aadhar card, PAN card (if applicable), phone linked to Janadhar card, and a passport-sized photograph. Widow/single women pensioners should carry their PPO number, and girl students should carry their ID cards.
Camps for mobile distribution are being organized at various locations. To find the nearest camp, follow these steps:
- Visit the official website of Rajasthan Free Mobile Scheme 2023 (https://igsy.rajasthan.gov.in).
- Click on the “Documents” option and then “Orders and Guidelines.”
- Select your district, camp, and date.
- Click “Find” to see information about the nearest camp.
The distribution of phones under the Rajasthan Free Mobile Scheme began on August 10, 2023. You can check the distribution schedule for your area on the official website. Alternatively, you can call the Rajasthan contact number 181 to inquire about distribution dates.
The Indira Gandhi Free Smartphone Yojana and the Rajasthan Free Mobile Yojana have been transformative initiatives, providing women with access to smartphones and internet connectivity. These schemes empower women with the tools and knowledge to participate in the digital age and access government services.
If you meet the eligibility criteria, take the necessary steps to check your eligibility and register for these schemes. As the government continues to distribute smartphones in phases, stay updated on the distribution schedule to ensure you don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to own a smartphone and access free internet for three years.
By taking advantage of these schemes, you can become a part of the digital revolution in Rajasthan, empowering women to play an active role in the state’s development.