The services would be restored partially.
"The ministers will share development initiatives taken by government and reach out to the people of Jammu and Kashmir and inform them about the projects and other initiatives which will be rolled out in the region", said a senior central government official, seeking anonymity.
The institutions and government offices that are being provided Internet access shall be responsible to prevent misuse, according to the order. "To intensify, there will be finished limitation via web-based networking media applications enabling shared correspondence and virtual private system applications for the present", the request included.
The PSA on Farooq Abdullah was reviewed by authorities on December 15 and it was agreed that he would continue to remain in detention for another 90 days.
"Prior to giving such facility, the service providers have been asked to install necessary firewalls and carry out white-listing of sites that would enable government websites and website dealing with essential services like e-banking", the order said.
It may be recalled that the National Conference leader was taken into preventive custody on August 4 just a day before Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government at the Centre made a decision to abrogate Article 370, which granted special status to the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir.
On 5 August this past year, the management had placed all crucial governmental frontrunners and activists, including separatists under household arrest, as a preventive scenario amid the specific situation arising out of this Jammu and Kashmir Reorganization Act.
VoIP is phone service over the Internet.
Kashmir Times editor Anuradha Bhasin Jamwal, one of the petitioners behind Friday's apex court order, wondered whether the government announcement was just an eyewash and whether it violated the spirit of the court order.
Broadband Internet connectivity in all government hospitals was also restored.
"2G mobile connectivity on post paid mobiles for assessing white-listed sites, including for e-banking, shall be allowed, to begin with in the districts of Jammu, Samba, Kathua, Udhampur and Reasi", the order issued by UT's Principal Secretary Home, Shaleen Kabra stated.