Keeping in track the numerous complaints regarding the original Aakash Tablet, the Government said it was hopeful of coming out with the upgraded and improved version of the tablet – “Aakash II” by April this year.
Mr Sibbal accepted the differences between the Ministry and the manufacturers – Datawind and said that the Government believes in resolving issues rather than highlighting them.
“In order to cater to the huge demand, we need several manufacturers to manufacture Aakash. We are enhancing the specifications on the basis of feedback we have received from the first version of Aakash. So we want to make sure that the upgraded product caters to the need of the customers… We have involved ITI in order to upgrade it… We will be able to bring in Aakash-II by April,
-HRD Minister Kapil Sibbal said.
According to ministry sources, Sibal is going to meet the IIT-Rajasthan Director, Datawind officials and the Special Secretary to the Human Resources Development Ministry tomorrow.