The Union House Ministry has granted exemptions from the lockdown to conduct board examinations for courses 10 and 12, Union House Minister Amit Shah mentioned on Wednesday.
The House Ministry has already written to all state governments informing them concerning the exemptions given for holding the examinations throughout the nation with sure circumstances.
“Bearing in mind the tutorial curiosity of a lot of college students, it has been determined to grant exemption from lockdown measures to conduct board examination for courses 10th and 12th, with few circumstances like social distancing, face masks and so on, for his or her security,” Mr Shah tweeted.
In his letter to chief secretaries of states and union territories, Union House Secretary Ajay Bhalla mentioned that underneath the rules on lockdown measures, opening of faculties has been prohibited and in consequence annual board examinations being performed by state training boards, CBSE, ICSE for courses 10 and 12 had been suspended.
Mr Bhalla mentioned requests had been acquired from the state governments and CBSE for conducting board examinations and the matter has been examined within the house ministry.
“Bearing in mind the tutorial curiosity of a lot of college students, it has been determined to grant exemption from the lockdown measures to conduct board examinations for courses 10 and 12,” he mentioned.
Nevertheless the exemption to conduct board examinations will likely be topic to the circumstances that no examination centre will likely be permitted in containment zones and face masks will likely be worn by lecturers, employees and college students compulsorily.
Apart from, there shall be provision of thermal screening and sanitiser at examination centres and social distancing norms need to be adopted.
In view of the examinations to be performed by totally different boards, their examination schedules needs to be staggered and particular buses may be organized by states and union territories for transportation of scholars to examination centres, the house secretary mentioned.
The lockdown was first introduced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on March 24 for 21 days in a bid to fight the coronavirus pandemic.
It was first prolonged until Could three and once more until Could 17.The lockdown was additional prolonged until Could 31.
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