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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‘Administrative departments must protect themselves from cyber attacks’

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Department of Science and Information Technology has informed all the provincial administrative departments that it will be their responsibility to protect their websites and applications from cyber-attacks.

The department has directed the senior members of the board of revenue, principal secretary, KP governor, the chief ministers, secretaries of all administrative departments, divisional commissioners and provincial assemblies to have a full backup of the site ready on a computer so that the site can be restored from the computer when it crashes.

It clarified that the data centre stores 24 hours of data, however, it may take five to six hours to restore the complete website, so in case of any website being hacked or crashing, the departments have to provide timely notification to the data centre. Furthermore, in case of any website being hacked, the data centre will delete all the accounts that have been

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NYC Education Department’s Chief Operating Officer Departing

As the city’s education department embarks on an unprecedented school year, it will have to do so without one of its top officials.


What You Need To Know

  • Ursulina Ramirez, a top education department staffer, is departing her job ahead of the new school year
  • Ramirez has worked for Mayor de Blasio for a decade, the latest high-profile education department official to leave this summer
  • An architect of the mayor’s pre-kindergarten plan, she helped shift to remote learning and prepare for schools to open part-time this fall

Ursulina Ramirez, the DOE’s chief operating officer, is leaving to take a job at an nonprofit organization, after 10 years working for Mayor Bill de Blasio, the last six at the education department.

“It’s emotional,” she said in an exclusive sit-down with NY1.

A trusted adviser, she helped de Blasio write his plan for universal pre-kindergarten that he campaigned on.

She’s leaving as

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