Coronavirus update: Himachal Pradesh government has decided to reopen schools for students of class 3rd to 7th standard from November 10 and for students of 1st and 2nd standards from November 15.
The decision was taken during a state cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Monday. According to an official release from Information and Public Relation, "the Cabinet decided to re-open schools for students of classes 3 to 7 standard with effect from November 10 and classes 1-2 standards from November 15 at full capacity."
The government also decided to resume transport buses at full capacity instead of the earlier 50 percent norms.
The state cabinet also decided to recommend the Governor of Himachal Pradesh to convene the winter session of Himachal Pradesh Vidhan Sabha from December 10 to 15 at Dharamshala, district Kangra. "It would have five sittings," the release said.
The decision was also taken to hold the 'Janmanch' Programme on November 21 in different parts of the state.
As per the release, the Cabinet also reviewed the progress in implementation of Swarnim Drishtri Patra of the Bharatiya Janta Party which has been adopted as a Policy Document of the present state government.
"The Cabinet decided to constitute a Committee under the Chairmanship of Chief Secretary with Vice Chancellors of Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla and Cluster University Mandi and Secretary Education as its Members to work out the modalities to set up a State University at Mandi," the release said further.