Asia Bizz: The new improved version of the world’s cheapest tablet ‘Aakash’ will soon be rolled out in the Indian market. The Department of Information Technology will be handling the tendering process of the tablet PC.
The new development has come after differences between IIT Rajasthan and the makers of the tablet Datawind over the issue of enhanced specification demands. IIT has been given the responsibility by the HRD ministry to develop and procure the tablet.
At present the development and manufacturing of all the IT and electronic products is governed by the department of IT which is under the ministry of Communications and IT. The ministry is headed by Kapil Sibal.
The HRD ministry said that it will require additional 22 crores of the Aakash tablet, and to manufacture the tablets in such a large numbers fresh tenders will be released so that other companies like Datawind can also get the opportunity.
The ‘Aakash’ tablets have been introduced by the Indian government for the students so as to provide them with digital aid at affordable costs. The students can avail the tablet for Rs 1,100 after the government subsidy. Meanwhile the Letter of Credit to Datawind has been given an extension till the month of March.