‘In-person teaching for Civil Services, NEET coaching to continue’

‘In-person teaching for Civil Services, NEET coaching to continue’
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Srinagar: The State Executive Committee of the Department Of Disaster Management, Relief, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction on Sunday extended the Covid19 containment guidelines in J&K till further orders.

The order in this regard was issued by the committee in exercise of the powers conferred upon it under section 24 of Disaster Management Act 2005.

“The guidelines on Covid19 containment in the J&K UT already notified shall continue to remain in force till further orders,” the order reads.

The order was issued after taking a detailed review of the covid19 situation in J&K to assess the overall situation pertaining to the spread of covid9 in J&K.

“It was observed that there is a need to continue with the existing Covid containment measures in all districts in view of the uneven trend observed in the daily Covid cases as well as rising positivity rate,” the order reads.

As per the order, coaching centers offering coaching for Civil Services, Engineering and NEET examination have been allowed to function with the limited in-person teaching for fully vaccinated staff and students.

“The head of the centre shall ensure that the guidelines related to social distancing and Covid protocols are adhered to,” the order reads. Notably, the rush of the students preparing for civil services examination and various national level competitive examinations increases in the coaching centres during the winter months.

As per the order the other tuition centers offering coaching for lower classes will continue to remain closed for onsite and in-person teaching.

“Higher educational institutions shall be permitted to commence limited in-person teaching subject to 100 percent vaccination of staff and students and specific permission of concerned Deputy Commissioners,” the order reads.

Such institutions can organise special vaccination camps in consultation with district administration, it reads.

The Head of these institutions have been asked to ensure that the guidelines related to social distancing and Covid protocols are adhered to. “Educational institutions shall be permitted to direct attendance of vaccinated staff for administrative purposes only,” it reads.

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