J&K schools shut till Dec 31

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 12/1/2020 1:14:52 PM

JAMMU, Nov 30: Issuing fresh COVID-related guidelines, the Jammu and Kashmir administration on Sunday said all educational institutions would remain closed till December 31 while no fresh permission or passes are required for activities which were already permitted in the union territory.
It also put all the 20 districts, 10 each in Kashmir and Jammu regions, in the ‘orange ‘category but said that Lakhanpur, the entry gateway into J&K from Punjab, and the Jawahar Tunnel, which connects Kashmir with the Jammu region, on either side have been classified as ‘red ‘zones.
“All schools, colleges, higher educational institutions (including anganwadicentres) etc will continue to remain closed till December 31 next, except training institutions run by the central and state government,” read an order issued by Chief Secretary and Chairperson, State Executive Committee, B V R Subrahmanyam.
The order was issued late Sunday evening after a detailed review of the current COVID situation in Jammu and Kashmir for regulating activities within the Union Territory for effective containment of the infection.
“No fresh permission or passes are required for activities which were already permitted under earlier orders. All instructions relating to safety, health precautions and social distancing continue to apply,” the order said.
However, the order said the coaching centres, institutions would be permitted to run classes, outside the containment zones only, with up to 50 per cent capacity of the centres, strictly as per the SOP issued by the union ministry of education.
It said 50 per cent of teaching and non-teaching staff would be permitted to be called to schools for online teaching or tele-counselling and related work, in areas outside containment zones, while students of Class 9 to 12 are permitted to visit their schools in areas outside the containment zones only, on voluntary basis, for taking guidance from their teachers.

 

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