The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) issued guidelines for Unlock 4.0 on Saturday that permitted students of classes 9 to 12 to visit their schools that are in areas outside the Containment Zones on a voluntary basis, in order to take guidance from their teachers. This will be subject to the written consent of their parents or guardians.
The MHA guidelines further clarified that skill or Entrepreneurship training will also be permitted in National Skill Training Institutes, Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs), Short term training centres registered with the National Skill Development Corporation or State Skill Development Missions or other Ministries of the Government of India or state governments.
The MHA guidelines further stated, “National Institute for Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development (NIESBUD), Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship (IIE) and their training providers will also be permitted.” All these will be allowed post September 21 for which SOPs will also be allowed.
Higher education institutions only for research scholars like PhD and post-graduate students of technical and professional programmes requiring laboratory or experimental may also be allowed. But these will be permitted by the Department of Higher Education (DHE) in consultation with MHA, based on the assessment of the situation, and keeping in view incidence of COVID-19 in the States and UTs.
Source: IANSNational, News