HP Cabinet Decided: Markets to remain open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., inter state buses from July 1st

One month vacation in schools from 26th June to 25th July in summer closing areas

Shimla, June 22 (QNB)

The business establishments would remain open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. while interstate bus service would resume from July 1st. This was decided in the meeting of  State Cabinet presided by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur here today. The cabinet reviewed the Covid-19 situation in the State. It was decided that inter- state buses including volvos would be started with 50 percent capacity in the state from 1 July and condition of e-pass would be discontinued from 1st July.

It was decided that the government offices would start working with hundred per cent capacity from July 1 and restaurants would be allowed to open till 10 p.m.

The government also decided to allow social gatherings up to 50 percent of the total indoor capacity with maximum 50 persons, whereas maximum 100 persons would be allowed in the outdoor gatherings.

The Cabinet approved the formula for calculation of 12th  class theory marks on the basis of 10 per cent weightage to 10th class, 15 percent weightage to 11th class results and 55 percent weightage to 1st, 2nd terms and pre-board examinations and 5 percent weightage to English subject results and 15 percent weightage to internal assessment.  The results of class 12th would be declared by 3rd week of July, 2021.

The Cabinet also approved to grant one month vacation in schools from 26th June to 25th July in summer closing areas. The schools in  Kullu district would have vacation for 23 days from 23rd July to 14th August, 2021. Besides this, in Lahaul-Spiti district schools would have one month vacation from 1st July to 31st July. Teachers in the winter closing schools would start attending the schools from 1st July, however online studies for students would continue.

The Cabinet also directed Education and Health Departments to plan in such a way that maximum number of teaching and non-teaching staff of educational institutions is immunized by the end of this month.