Thu. Jun 20th, 2024
Govt of Pakistan Announces 10 Billion Budget for PM Laptop Scheme 2024-25

Punjab Laptop Scheme 

The Punjab government, led by Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz Sharif, is set to relaunch the Punjab Laptop Scheme. The scheme aims to provide students with modern technology to enhance their learning experience. The Punjab government has allocated 10 billion rupees for the scheme in the 2024–25 financial year budget. This decision follows recommendations from the higher education sector and comes seven years after the scheme was last active.

Objectives of the Laptop Scheme

The Chief Minister of Punjab, Maryam Nawaz Sharif, has launched this initiative to distribute laptops across Punjab to university and college students. The primary goal is to improve access to technology and elevate the quality of education, making it easier for students to learn and conduct research. Laptops will awarded to both male and female students based on merit, aiming to bridge the digital divide and empower students with modern technology and education.

Registration Procedure for the Punjab Laptop Scheme

Currently, the Punjab government has not formally started the laptop registration process. It is anticipated that registration will begin after the 2024–25 budget is presented. A special portal has expected to created for students to register. Those who meet the eligibility criteria can complete their registration through this portal.

Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for the Punjab Laptop Scheme are as follows:

  • Educational Institutions: Students must be enrolled in public-sector universities or government colleges recognized by the Higher Education Commission (HEC).
  • Academic Programs:
    • Bachelor’s degree programs (4-year or 5-year)
    • Master’s degree programs (2-year)
    • MPhil/MS/PhD programs
    • MBA programs (1.5-year, 2.5-year, and 3.5-year)
  • Academic Performance: Students must meet merit-based academic performance criteria set by the Punjab Government.
  • Other Conditions:
    • Students should not have received a laptop from any previous government program.
    • Students must be permanent residents of Punjab.
    • Students must have all necessary documents for registration.

These criteria ensure that only deserving and meritorious students receive laptops.

Documents Required for Registration

To register for the Punjab Laptop Scheme, students will need the following documents:

  • National Identity Card (CNIC) or B Form
  • Recent passport-size photographs
  • Proof of university or college admission
  • Attested copies of previous academic records (mark sheets, degrees)
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • Current semester fee receipt or university card
  • Proof of permanent residence (electricity, water, or gas bill)
  • Proof of performance (certificate of merit list)
  • Parents’ or guardians’ identification information

These documents are necessary to verify and approve your application.

Punjab Laptop Scheme 

Launch Date in Punjab Laptop Scheme Latest Update 2024

The Punjab government has not yet announced the scheme’s relaunch date. However, it is expected to start after the 2024–25 budget is presented. Stay updated with the latest information on our website as soon as the Punjab government releases new updates.

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Conclusion

This article provides the latest update on the Punjab Laptop Scheme 2024. It covers the budget allocation for the scheme in the 2024–25 financial year, the registration process, eligibility criteria, and necessary documents. After a seven-year hiatus, the Punjab government is relaunching the laptop scheme to empower students with modern technology.