Educational institutions to remain closed till 3 May in Jammu and Kashmir

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Srinagar: All education institutions and training institutes in Jammu and Kashmir shall remain closed till 3 May, the government ordered on Friday. However, the government has ordered the resumption of all the offices dealing with essentiual services and supplies from 20 April.

“All the offices dealing with essential supplies/services shall be fully functional….,” reads the order issued by the government. “All the Educational Institutions/Training Institutes shall remain closed till 3rd May 2020.”

In all other offices, officers of the level of Under Secretary and above have been asked to regularly attend offices from 20 April. “33 per cent of Non-Gazetted staff shall attend office as per roster to be devised by the respective Head of offices,” the order added.

The staff and workers at Forest Department operating and maintaining zoo, nurseries, wildlife, fire-fighting in forests, watering plantations and patrolling have been asked to “work as usual.”

“The head of offices shall take necessary steps for implementation of instructions with regard to social distancing, face masks, and sanitizing the workplaces in their respective offices, as per guidelines,” it said, adding, “arrangements for issuance of passes shall be made by the General Administration Department for Civil Secretariat Employees and by the Deputy Commissioners in respect of officers/officials working in their respective jurisdictions.”(GNS)

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