“It is directed that all students of Government, Government Aided and Recognised Private Schools shall join back classes in physical mode at their respective schools with effect from 15/01/2024 (Monday). This includes Nursery, KG, and Primary classes as well,” reads an order from the Directorate of Education, Government of Delhi.
The order further instructs the schools to take necessary preventive measures to ensure the safety and security of the students amid the prevailing foggy situation.”However, taking precaution in view of the prevailing foggy conditions, no school (including double shift schools) will start before 9 a.m. and have classes beyond 5 p.m. till further directions,” the order reads further.
The Head of Schools have been instructed to inform all students, parents, and staff today itself through Mass SMS facility, Phone calls, SMC, and other suitable means of communication.
The capital city has been experiencing low temperatures and dense fog over the past few days. According to the latest information from the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), today’s temperature in Delhi was four degrees below the average for this season. The forecast from the Met suggests that Delhi and the surrounding NCR region will face dense fog and severe cold wave conditions over the next two days.
In Chandigarh, the Director of School Education on Sunday issued an order extending the winter school breaks for classes up to 8th until January 20, 2024.
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In a recent development, the Commission for Air Quality Management in NCR and nearby regions has decided to implement an 8-point action plan, following Stage-III of GRAP (Graded Response Action Plan), across the entire NCR immediately. This step is taken to avoid any further decline in the air quality of the area.
Stage-III restrictions of the GRAP involve shutting down operations of stone crushers, stopping all mining and related activities in the NCR, and imposing a strong prohibition on construction and demolition activities throughout the NCR, with some specific project categories exempted.