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Govt bans local holidays in Punjab schools

PTI  Chandigarh, February 27, 2013
First Published: 23:48 IST(27/2/2013) | Last Updated: 10:24 IST(28/2/2013)

The Punjab government on Wednesday imposed a ban on local holidays in government schools to properly implement the Right To Education (RTE) Act, 2009, under which functioning of minimum 220 days is mandatory.

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Instructions had been issued to strictly impose the ban with immediate effect, education minister Sikander Singh Maluka said here.

The state government, which had allowed discretion to schools for two local holidays, has now withdrawn that order, he said.

The government had decided to adopt a flexible policy for winter vacation in schools, which were observed from December 25 to 31.

Now these vacations would be announced every year according to the prevailing weather conditions, the minister said.

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