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CAG pulls up HRD ministry on Aakash tablet project

CAG on Friday slammed the HRD Ministry for the shortcomings in the Aakash tablet project, raising questions over ‘arbitrary’ selection of IIT, Rajasthan to launch the scheme without carrying out an assessment of its capacity to undertake the work. In its report tabled in Parliament, the government auditor observed that IITR had told the Ministry that around 90 per cent of the tablets supplied by Datawind between August and November 2011 were rejected by it due to complaints in the devices such as heating and  being slow.

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