Centre extends JEE Advanced Registration for Odisha students

The Centre on Tuesday decided to extend the Registration dates of the JEE Advanced examinations by 5 more days up to May 14 in Odisha. Those students who are unable to get internet connectivity can approach IIT Bhubaneshwar for registration.

Earlier in the day today Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had requested the Centre to extend the registration date of the JEE Advanced examinations by at least 10 days in the wake of Cyclone Fani.

Following the request of Patnaik, the Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar extended the registration date for the students of Odisha by five days.

“I am happy to announce that students from #Odisha appearing for #JEE (Advanced) 2019 will get an extension of 5 days till May 14 for their registration. A decision to this effect was taken following the request of #Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik,” Javadekar tweeted.

“@IITBhubaneswar will help the #JEE (Advanced) aspirants in #Odisha for online registration as it has fully functional internet connection. As declared earlier #JEE (Advanced) for all students across the country will be held on May 27, 2019,” he added.

The National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC), under the Cabinet Secretary P. K. Sinha further reviewed the rescue and relief measures in the cyclone “FANI” affected areas of Odisha with the senior officials of State Government and Central Ministries/Agencies concerned.

Ministry of Home Affairs has released a further assistance of Rs 1,000 Crores to Odisha, as announced by Prime Minister Modi yesterday. Earlier Rs 341 crores 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 landline connectivity has been restored in Puri though mobile services still remain skeletal.

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 operationalize 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.