All schools in Delhi have been directed by the government in the national capital to ensure at least 220 working days for upper primary classes during an academic year, the Indian Express reports.
The latest directions were given to the heads of all of the state-run and private schools in Delhi. The Directorate of Education, sent a communication to the principals of the school stating, “All the head of schools are directed to adhere to the provision laid down in the Right to Education Act (RTE) in respect of mandatory 220 working days in an academic year for upper primary classes.”
The communication adds that the school management will need to take responsibility ensuring that the schools secure the minimum number of working days and need to get approval for holidays in the academic year beforehand.
Further, the schools have been told to provide an undertaking to the department of education that they will comply with the directive.
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