UP Smartphone Yojana {उत्तर प्रदेश मुख्यमंत्री स्मार्ट फ़ोन योजना}

UP Smartphone Yojana, also known as Samajwadi Smartphone Yojana, is a new scheme that was announced by UP CM Akhilesh Yadav. Under this scheme, the government will provide free Smartphones to all eligible persons in UP. This scheme is already in progress as well as the online registration link is open. Under this scheme, the phone will be delivered to eligible candidates after UP assembly elections in 2017.


Scheme Name

Free Samajwadi Smartphone Yojana

Registration starts from

October 2016

Launched By

CM Akhilesh Yadav

Official Website



If Samajwadi party comes to power

Funded by

State government of UP


18+ age students only

Delivery Date

After UP Assembly election

Last Date of Registration (Phase 1)    

Decemeber 2016


Samajwadi Free UP Smartphone Scheme is a scheme that was launched by the state government of Uttar Pradesh in the year 2016. 

  • The scheme aim is to provide smartphones to high school students so that they are able to stay connected with the world.

  • Under Samajwadi Free Smartphone Scheme, all the high school students whose age is above 18 years are able to get Smartphone at their doorsteps by registering under this scheme.

  • The registration process for this scheme to get the phones will start from the last week of the month of September. The phones will be provided to the eligible candidates only after the next poll election in mid-2017.

  • There will be a process in this scheme for getting a phone that is the first come, first served system. The person who will register first, gets their phones first and then, the other people will get the free phone.

  • The phones provided under this scheme will have some special apps as well as features that will help students to stay updated about the government jobs and other new schemes.

  • The entire fund of the scheme will be provided by the state government and no central interference will be there for the scheme.


The phone provided under this scheme will be given by the UP government and will help people a lot. The software present on this phone will be eco-friendly. Here we will discuss some conditions for getting phones under this scheme:

  • The person who wants to get the phone must have to register only on the official website.

  • The link will be made public by the UP government.

  • One thing you must remember that you will not get the phone just after the registration under this scheme. You will get a phone only after the election, that too if the Akhilesh government comes in power.

  • The application for this phone is only valid for those students whose age is 18 or older on January 1, 2017. 

  • The annual income of the person who is applying under this scheme should not exceed 6 lakhs. 

  • If you or any member from your family earns more than 50 thousand, then, you are not eligible to take the phone under this scheme. 

  • The applicant who is applying under this scheme must have passed the class 10.

  • Applicant must be living in Uttar Pradesh or any family member must be in government job. Then only you will be able to avail this scheme.

Eligibility Criteria

The applicant who wants to get benefits from this scheme must have to fulfill the eligibility criteria of the scheme. Details about the eligibility criteria under this scheme are mentioned below:

  • Any applicant who wants to take benefit of this scheme must be a citizen of Uttar Pradesh state.
  • The age of the applicant must be 18+ years so that he or she has voting rights in UP. If you are under 18 years, then you are not eligible for this scheme.
  • The applicant who has cleared class 10th and above 18 years age is only eligible for this scheme.
  • The candidate who is not a student of any recognized school or institution in UP or in any other state (only if studying in other states) will not be eligible for this scheme.
  • The applicants' annual family income must not exceed Rs. 2 Lac.

Documents Required

The candidates will have to submit some required documents to get enrolled under this scheme. The list of documents is mentioned below:

  • The applicants must provide Uttar Pradesh residence proof,
  • The applicant has to provide an age certificate for Proof of Age,
  • Class 10 passed mark sheet as well as the passed certificate is mandatory,
  • The applicants have to give an annual income certificate.

Registration Process for UP Smartphone Yojana

The Registration process for the scheme will be started from the last week of the month of September 2016. The candidates will have to follow the registration process to get enrolled under this scheme. The applicants will have to apply online for this scheme as there is no offline system that will be provided under this scheme. The process to get enrolled under this scheme is very easy and mentioned below:

1. First, the applicants will have to visit the official website of the Samajwadi Party.

2. After visiting the official site you will see the registration option. Now click on it for further process.

3. After clicking on it, an application form will appear on your computer screen. 

4. Now you will have to fill all the required details like name, Middle Name, Last Name, Gender, Date of Birth, Mobile Number, Fathers Name, District, VLE code as well as Verification code.

5. After this, check the boxes of the assertion that your family’s annual income is less than 6 lakhs as well as you are not a government officer with grade 1 or 2.

6. After completing the entire process, click on the submit button and you will get registered under this scheme.

7. Now, you will be provided a unique user ID as well as a password that can be used to log in to your account in the future.

Connectivity for Smartphone

At present there some large companies like Reliance taking various initiatives to provide mobile technology across the width as well as wide in India. This scheme may have become useful according to the observation of many people. If the government provides BSNL SIM cards under this scheme then it is most appreciable. If both vendors and government participate, then it will be measured as one of the advertising programs. It is the anticipation of many people that the UP government will provide phones to those students who really need it and suffering from financial problems. If the phones will be provided to those people who already have smartphones, then it will be clear that SSY is not accessible only by the poor people.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is the mobile number necessary at the time of application for the registration?

Yes, at the time of registration the applicant must have to provide a valid mobile number. The applicants provide the mobile number of any family member. One mobile number can be used 5 times by different people.

Q: If there is any break found in the Smartphone then who will bear the price of repairing it?

The repairing cost of the phone will be borne by the phone holder only because once phones are provided to the applicants there is no responsibility of the government to maintain them.

Q: Can someone apply offline for UP Smartphone Yojana?

No, there is no way to apply offline for this scheme. The applicants must fill the application form online by visiting the official website.

Q: What are the profits of the Smartphone?

Smartphones will provide information to the students about youth, agricultural sector, medicine, sports, economic system etc. Unemployed students will be able to get information about government jobs.