Srinagar: Amid rising number of covid-19 cases, J&K government has authourised Deputy Commissioners (DCs) to take a call opening or shutting of schools in their respective districts.
The order issued by the government says that the decision regarding running of physical classes vis-à-vis online classes requires to be taken at district level by the Competent Authority.
The order further reads that all the District Magistrates/ Chairman DDMAs of Kashmir/ Jammu Division(s) shall take a call on the continuation of academic activities i.e. physical classes or onlne classes in their respective jurisdiction, keeping in view the safety of the students and present trend of Pandemic COVID-19 in different districts,”
The order also referred to various Government Order(s) regarding re-opening of schools and guidelines on COVID containment measures in J&K.
The order said detailed SOPs were mentioned to be followed for opening of schools across J&K. It has been observed that surge of pandemic COVID-19 has wide variation among districts.
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