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Earlier, we had witnessed Shiromani Akali Dal promising free laptops and data cards to Punjab youth in its poll manifesto.
Now, the Punjab Congress Chief, Captain Amarinder Singh has announced free 50 lakh 4G enabled smartphones to the youths of Punjab. The youths aged between 18-35 and have passed their 10th with an annual household income less than 6 lakh will be eligible to get the phone under the Captain Smart Connect scheme.
While, Captain Amarinder Singh has announced that this will be his last elections, looks like he has taken a big step by announcing these 4G-enabled smartphones with one-year of free data calling.
As reported by Phone Radar, these 4G enabled smartphones will further come with free 3G data and calling for one year, and these devices will be featuring a 16MP camera on the rear and a 5MP camera on the front for video calling.
Moreover, the device is said to have support for 4G network and dual SIM with one Micro and Nano SIM slots. The onboard memory of the device will be 16GB which can be extended up to 32GB via microSD card slot.
The handset will also be featuring a 5-inch display with 720 x 1280 pixels resolution with Corning Gorilla Glass protection on top. The device might run on quad-core processor and 3GB of RAM. As for the battery, a 3500 mAh Li-Ion battery will be used.
While this might be a part of Prime Ministers Narendra Modi's "Digital India push" to empower the Indian youth and connect them digitally, however, the youth of the state need to cast their vote to Congress and power Amarinder Singh.
The Captain Smart Connect scheme will be implemented after Congress comes to power and to avail this scheme, youths have to register online on the captainsmartconnect.com website. The website will be open from 20th to 30th of November. The users also need to take a printout of the receipt and keep it safe as they will have to produce it while claiming the smartphone.
Captain Amarinder Singh on his tweeter handle also mentioned that his government will allocate 4-5 thousand crores from the budget for this new scheme and also said that the roll out would begin within 100days of his government.
Further while addressing the media, Amarinder stated that the scheme would cost about Rs 300-Rs 400 crores annually after the initial investment in the first year, and the allocation will be made in the state budget itself to fund the scheme as part of the government's youth welfare programme.
How and When will the Smartphone be Made Available?
Regarding this, the government has said that they will give an official notification in the newspaper. Youths will also receive a message on their registered mobile number and email ID with directions on how and where to claim the smartphone. The device will be distributed after 100 days of Captain's government, and same will be mentioned in the newspaper.Regarding this, the government has said that they will give an official notification in the newspaper. Youths will also receive a message on their registered mobile number and email ID with directions on how and where to claim the smartphone. The device will be distributed after 100 days of Captain's government, and same will be mentioned in the newspaper.
How many Phones can be Claimed
Only one phone can be claimed by one person. However, 5 OTP's can be generated from a single smartphone which will allow five people to apply for the smartphone.