GOVT. OF NCT OF DELHI:

DIRECTORATE OF EDUCATION EXAMINATION BRANCH, OLD SECRETARIAT DELHI-110054

DE. 5/43/04/Exam/2019/456-457                                                                   Date: 19-03-20

                                                            CIRCULAR

Sub: Closure of all the Schools (For Heads of Schools, Teaching & Non-Teaching Staff & Students) and Postponement of Annual Examination & Board Examination

In view of the spread of Novel Corona Virus (COVID-19) and for taking precautionary measures, all the Heads of Govt., Govt. Aided, Unaided Private Recognized Schools of Directorate of Education, and Local Bodies i.e. MCDs, NDMC & Delhi Cantonment Board of Delhi are hereby informed that all the above said Schools will remain closed for all the Students, Heads of Schools, Teaching & Non Teaching Staff from 19.03.2020 to 31.03.2020 (Both days inclusive). The ongoing Annual Examinations are also postponed from 19.03.2020 to 31.03.2020. However, Evaluation work of Annual Exams are to be carried out by the concerned teachers from their home.

Further, it is also informed that the Revised Schedule for conducting the Common Annual School Examination for Govt. and Participating Govt. Aided Schools in District North-East & District East also stands postponed till 31.03.2020.

 As per the Press Release issued by CBSE (Enclosed) on 18.03.2020, CBSE has postponed ongoing Board Examinations scheduled from 19.03.2020 to 31.03.2020 (both dates inclusive) for Classes X & XII. These Exams will be rescheduled after 31.03.2020. CBSE has further informed that the re-examinations rescheduled for North-East Delhi, will also be further rescheduled. Evaluation work of CBSE Exams is also postponed till 31.03.2020.

 In this regard, all the Heads of Govt., Govt. Aided, Unaided Private Recognized Schools of Directorate of Education, and Local Bodies i.e. MCDs, NDMC & Delhi Cantonment Board of Delhi are hereby directed to disseminate this information among the Teaching, Non-Teaching Staff, Students and Parents through SMC/Mass SMS facility/Phone Calls etc. Further, all Heads of schools and staff must be available on phone and remain connected with each other and students through electronic media. Also, they should remain at home and not leave station without prior permission and be available for duty at any time, if required.

(Binay Bhushan)

Director (Education)

Enc: As stated above Heads of all categories of Schools of Delhi through DEL E.

Copy to: 1. Secretary to Hon’ble Dy. CM/MoE

 2. PA to Secretary (Education)

3. PA to Director (Education)

 4. Chairperson, NDMC

 5.. Director, Education North DMC

6. Director Education South DMC

 7. Director Education East DMC

8. Director Education New Delhi MC

 9. Commissioner, Delhi Cantonment Board

 10 SpI.DE (ASB) , DDE (PSB)

11. All RDEs/DDEs (District & Zonal) through DEL E

12. ADE (IT) to get it placed on website of Dte. of Education.

13. Guard file.

(Dr. Saroj Sain)   Addl. DE (Exam)

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