As per the PM-WANI Framework, Public Data Office (PDO) maintain, and operate Wi-Fi router (also known as modem or Access Point) and deliver broadband services to subscribers in collaboration with any PDOA. More details about PDOs is available here . Details about PDOs and list of certified PDOAs is available at pmwani.gov.in
PDOA and APP Providers are not required to make any payment to the Government. PM-WANI Framework and Guidelines also does not envisage any grant or subsidy by the Government.
PDO’s are required to purchase Wi-Fi Router in consultation with certified PDOA and broadband / FTTH connection from TSP/ISP to start the service. Please verify the credentials of PDOA before finalizing any commercial arrangement with PDOA. Normally PDOs are not required to make any payment to PDOA except for the Wi-Fi router and some initial set up charges. Please ask the PDOA to arrange / provide the following before making any payment:
Test of the Wi-Fi Router to be purchased under PM WANI framework.