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Raman Singh’s smartphone scheme stopped by new Chhattisgarh CM

Raipur : The scheme of former chief minister Raman Singh to give smartphones to five million families in Chhattisgarh was stopped by new state CM Bhupesh Baghel on Wednesday, officials said.

Singh had introduced the scheme about six months ago as a poll sop and a telecom operator was selected to distribute the phones to the families. “There are lots of questions that needs to be answered related to allocation of a tender to a particular service provide. Everything related to the scheme is under scrutiny,” said a senior Indian Administragtive Service officer, after the CM held a meeting on the scheme.

The Chhattisgarh government on Wednesday issued a press release saying that the distribution of the smartphones under Sanchar Kranti Yojana (SKY) scheme has been postponed till further orders.