JEE registration date for Odisha students extended till 14 May
07 May 2019
The centre has decided to extend the registration dates of the JEE Advanced examinations by five more days, ie, up till 14 May for students from cyclone-devastated Odisha, mainly in view of the problem of internet connectivity.
Students facing internet connectivity problem have been advised to approach IIT Bhubaneshwar for registration.
The National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC), under the Cabinet Secretary P K Sinha today further reviewed the rescue and relief measures in the cyclone affected areas of Odisha with senior officials of the state government and the central ministries/agencies concerned.
The ministry of home affairs has released a further assistance of Rs1,000 crore to Odisha, as announced by the Prime Minister yesterday. Earlier Rs341 crore had been provided to the state as an advance to its SDRF.
Stressing on early restoration of power infrastructure, Odisha government reported that following deployment of additional manpower and materials from central PSUs and neighbouring states, power supply has been restored partially in Bhubaneswar, while a lot of ground still needed to be covered in Puri. Power supply to maintain essential services such as water, health and banking etc is being provided through diesel generator sets. It was reported that land line connectivity has been restored in Puri though mobile services still remain skeletal.
The Department of Telecommunications is coordinating with the state government to implement a priority plan for restoration of mobile and internet services in the affected areas. Mobile service providers have allowed free SMS and intra circle roaming in these areas. Cellular towers on wheels are also being deployed in Puri.
Banking services have started and efforts are being made to operationalise all ATMs.
Reviewing the relief measures, cabinet secretary stressed that power and telecommunications in Puri and Bhubaneswar need to be restored on priority basis and directed the concerned state and central officials to work in close coordination. He further directed that adequate number of gen-sets and mobile cellular towers be arranged and provided for the restoration efforts.
Chief secretary and other senior officers of Odisha participated in the NCMC meeting through video conference. Senior officers from ministries of home affairs, power, telecommunications, steel, financial services, road and transport, health, higher education and NDMA also attended the meeting.