Dehradun, October 14
Faculties will reopen in Uttarakhand for lessons X and XII on November 1 after their extended closure as a result of COVID-19 pandemic.
The choice was taken by the state Cupboard at a gathering chaired by Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat right here on Wednesday, authorities’s spokesperson and Cupboard Minister Madan Kaushik stated.
The choice was taken on district magistrates’ suggestions after they consulted with district schooling officers and college students’ mother and father, he stated.
The colleges, nevertheless, are being opened just for these two lessons with strict directions to colleges to make sure compliance of the anti-COVID customary working procedures of the Centre, together with the necessary carrying of face masks, social distancing and hand sanitising, moreover different precautionary measures, Kaushik advised reporters right here.
The choice on when to renew the remainder of lessons will rely upon how issues pan out through the first month of the reopening of faculties, he stated.
In the meantime, on-line lessons will proceed, he stated.
Whereas issuing the SOP for Unlock-5 the Centre had left it to the states to take a name on the schedule of reopening colleges after correct evaluation of the COVID scenario inside their territories.
Modifying its earlier choice to chop at some point wage of all authorities functionaries and staff for a 12 months due to the pandemic, the Cupboard exempted state authorities staff under the IAS and IPS-rank officers from the ambit of the choice.
Nevertheless, ministers, MLAs, IAS and IPS officers will proceed to contribute their one-day wage in direction of the corona aid fund for a 12 months as determined earlier.
The aid was being offered to the junior state authorities staff as a present for the pageant season, he stated.
The Cupboard additionally determined to rename the Himalayan Garhwal College as AB Vajpayee Himalayan Garhwal College. PTI