Tribune News Service
Shimla, October 27
The regular classes for colleges and school students from classes IX to XII will resume after more than seven and a half months from November 2, subject to strict adherence to standard operating procedures and guidelines of the Ministry of Home Affairs.
The decision was taken by the state Cabinet today after getting a green signal from the Department of Higher Education. The department maintained that about 60 per cent of the parents favoured resumption of regular classes at the virtual parent-teacher meetings.
The Cabinet also gave its nod to promote students enrolled in the first and second year of undergraduate courses for the academic session 2019-20. It decided to raise the honorarium of IT teachers outsourced by the education department by 10 per cent from April 1, 2020. This will benefit 1,345 IT teachers.