Nearly two crore children of more than 1.50 lakh council primary and upper primary schools of Uttar Pradesh as well as children of all schools up to 8th will have a holiday on Tuesday. In the order issued by Basic Education Council Secretary Pratap Singh Baghel on January 14, it is written that in view of the forecast of the Meteorological Department and the possibility of cold wave, teaching work in all council and recognized schools will remain closed on January 16 and 17. However, teachers, Shikshamitras, instructors and non-teaching staff of council schools will remain in the schools and perform administrative duties. There was winter vacation in council schools from 31 December to 14 January. Makar Sankranti holiday was on 15th. 17th is the holiday of Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti.
The Basic Education Department has issued orders to the Basic Education Officers of all the districts of the state. In compliance with this order, an order has been issued by the District Basic Education Officer of Gautam Buddha Nagar. It has been said in the order that in compliance with the instructions given by the District Magistrate, keeping in mind the dense fog and extreme cold, class nurseries recognized by all the boards (CBSE, ICSE, IB, UP Board and others) run under the Basic Education Department. There will be holiday from 1st to 8th and in council, non-government or government schools till 16 January 2024. However, the entire staff of these schools will remain employed. That means there will be no leave for teachers. Basic Education Officer has said that this order will be strictly followed.
Schools closed till January 20 in Chandigarh:
Let us tell you that in view of the severe cold, Chandigarh District Administration has issued an order to keep primary schools closed till January 20. There will be a holiday in all schools up to 8th in the district till January 20.
Schools closed in Haryana till January 18:
These days the entire North India is in the grip of cold wave. In view of the weather, the Haryana government has issued an order to keep schools closed till January 18 for all students up to class 3. Earlier, the government had declared winter vacation from 1 to 15 January 2024.