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Suggested guidelines for reopening of schools by state govt representatives

July 18, 2020

During the video conference held on 15.07.2020 on school safety plan, representatives of state governments and Union Territories expressed their views on dates for reopening of schools.

Sl No. State Name Remarks of representatives of State Governments
1. ANDAMAN & NICOBAR ISLANDS Not decided
2. ANDHRA PRADESH September 5th 2020 tentatively
3. ARUNACHAL PRADESH After August 2020
4. ASSAM July 31st, 2020
5. BIHAR August 15, 2020
6. CHANDIGARH Ready to open after 15.8.2020
7. CHHATTISGARH Not decided
8. DND-DNH Not decided
9. DELHI Preferably in August
10. GOA Not decided
11. GUJARAT Not decided
12. HARYANA August 15th
13. HIMACHAL PRADESH As per MHA guidelines
14. JAMMU & KASHMIR As per MHA/MHRD guidelines
15. JHARKHAND No decision, it will be reviewed as per MHA guidelines
16. KARNATAKA After September 1st, 2020
17. KERALA After August 31st, 2020
18. LADAKH After August 3 1st, 2020
19. LAKSHADWEEP Not decided
20. MADHYA PRADESH As per government of India guidelines
21. MAHARASHTRA Not decided
22. MANIPUR September 1st, 2020
23. MEGHALAYA Not decided
24. MIZORAM Not decided
25. NAGALAND 1st week of September, 2020
26. ODISHA Closed till August 31st, 2020
27. PUDUCHERRY After July 31st, will take decision
28. PUNJAB No decision
29. RAJASTHAN Probably in September, 2020
30. SIKKIM Not decided
31. TAMIL NADU Not decided
32. TELANGANA Not decided
33. TRIPURA High level Committee will decide &as per MHA guidelines
34. UTTAR PRADESH Not decided
35. UTTARAKHAND Not decided
36. WEST BENGAL State Government yet to decide

Schools across the country have been shut prior to the Covid 19 induced national lockdown was announced in March 2020. 

Meanwhile the Union HRD ministry has asked all education secretaries of all states and UTs to furnish feedback from parents of school-going children by July 20 on the following points:

  • What is the likely period when they will be comfortable with reopening schools – August, September, October 2020
  • What are the parents expectations from the schools – as and when they reopen
  • Any other feedback/remarks in this regard

Also read: Indian parents not willing to send kids back to school immediately: Study

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