Hours after allowing residential universities across the state to hold in-person classes, the Haryana government on Sunday rescinded its order and ordered universities to stick to online courses until further notice.
“This is an amendment to… the… order… of October 3, 2021… All-residential universities in the state are required to continue offering online courses until further notice. The matter will be revisited after some time to decide whether classes in physical mode will be allowed, ”Chief Secretary Vijai Vardhan said in a new order.
Extending the lockdown – Mahamari Alert-Surakshit Haryana – until October 18, the chief secretary of the “corrigendum” asked the administration of fully residential universities to vaccinate all students, faculty and staff and to share progress with those concerned. departments.
Earlier on Sunday afternoon, the Haryana government allowed residential universities in the state to conduct in-person classes, provided they ensure appropriate behavior for Covid.
A fortnight ago, the state government authorized the reopening of colleges and polytechnics for students while delaying the decision to start physical classes at residential universities until October 15.
The state government has already restarted classes in schools in class 1 to 12. Industrial training institutes (ITIs) have been allowed to open for students with 100% participation, in strict compliance with standards social distancing required.
In accordance with the order, the Skills Development and Industrial Training Department, Haryana, will immediately issue guidelines for the implementation of these orders.
As the festivities will follow each other over the next few months through December, the state government has said it is a critical time and has warned people against the tendency to violate appropriate behavior of Covid during festivals.
Directing the deputy commissioners (CD) to strictly execute the orders, the government also allowed the CD to invoke the provisions of article 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) of 1973, if necessary, for the application of the measures. social distancing. The order says anyone violating the lockdown-related measures will be liable to prosecution and all other relaxations previously authorized will continue.