THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Forty five thousand classrooms in around 4,775 schools across Kerala are set to turn hi-tech by March-end next year
as 60,250 laptops and 43,750 multimedia projectors are ready for disbursement, said an official.
Vice Chairman, Kerala Infrastructure and Technology for Education (KITE), K Anvar Sadath told IANS that the purchase orders
for 60,250 laptops and 43,750 multimedia projectors has been released to the successful bidders.
He said the estimated cost of this project was Rs 493.50 crore. However, the final price received for the same after the tender is Rs 228.04 crore
excluding taxes. For the first time in the country, these laptops and projectors will have a 5 year comprehensive warranty.
The schools would not be having any liability towards the maintenance of these machines,KITE would set-up the call centre and
web portal for addressing the issues reported from schools. If any issue reported from schools remained unresolved within the stipulated time,
a penalty of Rs 100 per day would be levied on the respective companies,' added Sadath.