As per the notice released by Delhi Government, all school in Delhi would remain closed till September 30, 2020 and classes in the schools would continue in online mode till then. Further, in accordance with the MHA’s Unlock 4.0 Guidelines, students are not allowed in schools till September 20. Students of classes 9 to 12 are allowed from September 21 on voluntary basis.
Strict SOPs as issued by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare have to be followed by the schools – 50 percent of teaching and non-teaching staff is allowed at schools from September 21 onwards. The staff is to be called to school for online teaching/ tele-counselling and related work in a systematic manner while maintaining the SOPs as laid out by MoHFW. Staff members would not be allowed to leave their stations without prior permissions.
The guidelines as released by Delhi Government is in accordance with the guidelines released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and Ministry of Home Affairs.
Earlier, the MHA guidelines stated:
“Schools, colleges, educational and coaching institutions will remain closed till 31 July, 2020. Online/distance learning shall continue to be permitted and shall be encouraged.
Training institutions of the Central and State Governments will be allowed to function from 15 July, 2020, for which Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) will be issued by the Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT).”
Source: Times NowNews, States