Chandigarh education department fixes time slots for academic consultation at government schools



a group of people walking in front of a building: It was observed that while some schools were opening at 9am, some were opening at 10am, and there was no one guideline on how long the session had to be. (HT FILE)


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It was observed that while some schools were opening at 9am, some were opening at 10am, and there was no one guideline on how long the session had to be. (HT FILE)

After the first week of schools opening for academic consultation for classes above 9, the UT education department has now issued fresh instructions for all government schools to maintain uniformity in the timings.

As per the instructions, two sessions will be conducted each day Monday onwards. The first session will be held for board classes 10 and 12 between 9am and 11.30am; the second session will be held for classes 9 and 11 from 12 noon to 2.30pm.

This comes after it was observed that while some schools were opening at 9am, some were opening at 10am, and there was no one guideline on how long the session had to be. Many teachers

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Chandigarh education department’s offices open with 50% strength; staff asked to get tested for COVID-19 before reporting



a group of people in a room: Chandigarh education department's offices open with 50% strength; staff asked to get tested for COVID-19 before reporting


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Chandigarh education department’s offices open with 50% strength; staff asked to get tested for COVID-19 before reporting

The Department of Education, Chandigarh directed 50 percent of its staff to report to work from Wednesday in its Sector 9 and 19 offices.

As many as 21 employees of the department have so far tested COVID-19 positive, according to a report by The Tribune.

The official order by Education Secretary Sarpreet Singh Gill stated that after sanitisation of office buildings, office rooms and branches of the Director School and Higher Education shall start functioning with 50 percent staff from 9 September.

The Director School and Higher Education offices are situated in the Additional Deluxe Building, Sector 9, the District Education Officer’s office at Sector 19 and RUSA office at Sector 42 have been asked to open from today.

Gill, who took charge recently, stated that instructions have

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Chandigarh district education officer dies of Covid

Chandigarh district education officer Harbir Singh Anand, 58, who had tested positive for Covid-19 on Thursday passed away in early hours on Saturday after his blood oxygen level dipped.

Anand had opted for home isolation, but was shifted to Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, when his condition worsened, confirmed health officials. He was a resident of Nayagaon in Mohali. His case has been added to neither Chandigarh’s nor Mohali’s tally so far.

Anand was earlier principal of Government Model Senior Secondary School, Sector 10, from 2014 to 2019. In an unfortunate turn of events, his death happens to have coincided with Teachers’ Day.

“He had served the department for 33 years and was well respected by everyone,” said Bhag Singh Kairon, president of Joint Action Committee of Government School Teachers of Chandigarh.

Three other employees of the DEO office in Sector 19 had also tested positive along with

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