Bhubaneswar: Odisha Government would distribute free laptops to meritorious Plus II pass out students from August 15, 2013.
This was decided in a review meeting chaired by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik here at Secreatariat today.
In the first phase, 3, 750 free laptops would be distributed from various district headquarters and the process would be completed by September 30, Higher Education Minister Badri Narayan Patra said.
The tender for purchase of laptops would be floated shortly as per the report of the technical committee formed under the Chairmanship of Director, IIT, Bhubaneswar and the procurement committee formed headed by the IT secretary, Govt of Odisha, Patra said.
Odisha Government had earlier declared to distribute free laptops to 15,000 top meritorious students prior to next academic session.
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