HRD Ministry directs CBSE, NCERT, NTA to create new academic calendars due to Covid-19 lockdown

The Human Resource Development Ministry or the HRD Ministry has directed CBSE, NIOS (National Institute of Open Schooling) and NTA (National Testing Agency) to work on a revised schedule of examinations because of the current Coronavirus lockdown which has essentially cause the CBSE board examinations and all entrance exams and recruitment exams to be postponed.

As per an ANI report, the ministry also said that the autonomous bodies and NCERT should draft alternate academic calendars.

All offices of HRD Ministry to remain closed during lockdown

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A release from the HRD Ministry also stated that the offices, autonomous institutions and subordinate offices will remain closed for three weeks to follow the directives of the Home Ministry regarding the 21-day lockdown decided to reduce the spread of Covid-19.

It said that all its officers and staff would be working from home.

It added that amidst the Coronavirus lockdown, bureau heads and division heads would ensure that all financial matters relating to releases, particularly salaries and pensions are cleared.

Courtesy: India Today

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