CBSE, NCERT, NTA to design new academic calendars under HRD ministry directions in the wake of Covid-19 lockdown

The Human Resource Development Ministry, in view of the Coronavirus lockdown has directed CBSE, NCERT, NTA and NIOS to come up with alternate calendars. The direction came in as the examinations and academic session schedules are getting changed in the wake of Covid-19 lockdown situation in the country.

The ministry has directed the boards to create new alternate schedules to accommodate the time lapse inevitably happening due to the lockdown. Besides the school examinations, the recruitment exams are also being postponed.

As per the reports, the autonomous bodies of the NCERT have been directed to draft academic calendars.

The offices of the HRD ministry are invariably locked down. According to the HRD Ministry release, offices, autonomous institutions and subordinate offices will not open for three weeks in accordance with the directives of the Home Ministry mandating a 21-day lockdown to contain Covid-19 spread.

The notification issued in connection with the lockdown stated that the  bureau heads and division heads would ensure that the salaries and pensions and other financial matters are taken care of amid lockdown.

Vinod Kakumanu

Vinod Kakumanu

Founder & Consultant - School Serv

Vinod Kakumanu heads a team of school services professionals and is an independent commentator on Indian school education scenario. Vinod has assisted school promoters establish 35+ schools besides providing ancillary services to over 1000 schools across India. He envisions a future where quality education is made available to every child of the country. The focus he places on the quality of the deliverables and customer satisfaction has made him renowned in the field of K-12 school education.

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