STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Odisha Government awards meritorious students with free laptops

Das said the State Government has set aside `41.86 crore budget for procurement of laptops and Odisha Computer Application Centre (OCAC) will soon float tender in this regard.

Published: 04th August 2019 06:14 AM  |   Last Updated: 04th August 2019 06:52 AM   |  A+A-

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik of Odisha at his residence Naveen Nivas in Bhubaneswar on Monday

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik (File Photo| EPS)

By Express News Service

BHUBANESWAR: The State Government has initiated the process for distribution of free laptops to 15,000 meritorious students who have cleared the 2019 annual Plus II examinations in various streams this year. The laptop distribution process will be completed by December, said Mihir Kumar Das, head of Higher Education Department Performance Tracking Cell.

Das said the State Government has set aside Rs 41.86 crore budget for procurement of laptops and Odisha Computer Application Centre (OCAC) will soon float tender in this regard. The students will get laptops under ‘Biju Yuba Sashaktikaran Yojana’ -- a youth empowerment scheme of the Government. The Higher Education department will also release a merit list of students eligible for laptops.

Das said the distribution process will take at least three months and is expected to be completed by this year-end. Apart from distributing laptops to meritorious students of Arts, Science and Commerce, the Government last year issued revised guidelines stating that meritorious vocational students passing from CHSE Odisha and Up-Shastri students from Shree Jagannath Sanskrit University, Puri would also be eligible for the scheme. Sources said laptops would be distributed in 30 nodal centres. The IT Department will deliver the laptops to these centres. 


Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

IPL_2020
flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp