After bringing free phones to the nation, Reliance Jio, now, has expressed his desire to provide the colleges of the nation with free Wi-Fi.
According to the sources, the company has already submitted a proposal regarding the same in the HRD ministry. It is also being said that HRD ministry is reviewing the proposal and any final decision is yet to be taken.
The proposal was received by the HRD ministry last month in which Reliance Jio has expressed his desire to provide some 38,000 odd colleges with the facility of free Wi-Fi.
“Through this free access to Wi-Fi, all students will be able to get internet connection and use educational resources such as online courses available on SWAYAM platform through the National Knowledge Network. The company plans to create hotspots for this,” a source said.
For the first time ministry has received a proposal of this kind and wants to make sure that other service providers in the same industry have the fair chance.
“Though they (Reliance) are not charging us any money for this project, we canʼt approve it without giving a fair chance to others. A tender will be floated so that it is a fair and transparent process,” added the source.
Last month, Reliance Jio also presented a presentation before the ministry regarding the same project.
When contacted the representatives of the Reliance Jio refused to make any comment regarding the plans and developments of the project.