Nine private schools lose NOC for flouting Covid norms

Nine private schools lose NOC for flouting Covid norms

Education Minister Vijay Inder Singla inspects a government school in Patiala on Friday. Tribune photo: Rajesh Sachar

Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, October 16

Coming down heavily on private schools for violating government instructions during the Covid-19 pandemic, School Education Minister Vijay Inder Singla has cancelled no objection certificates (NOCs) given to nine schools in various districts.

Singla said he had been monitoring complaints against such schools and after reviewing the cases of th nine schools, he had decided to cancel their NOCs for defying government directions.

The minister had put out his personal email ID — vijayindersingla@gmail.com — to receive complaints against wrongdoings by private school managements.

He said after receiving the complaints against the schools, the Education Department served notices to the managements and after finding their replies unsatisfactory, their NOCs were cancelled.

He said the Capt Amarinder Singh-led government would not allow school managements exploit employees or flout other instructions.

Two of the schools were from Amritsar district, three from Ludhiana and one each from Fatehgarh Sahib, Hoshiarpur, Bathinda and Jalandhar districts, he said.

The schools are: Delhi Public School and Devindra International School, Amritsar district; Guru Nanak Public School, Sarabha Nagar, DAV Public School, Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar, and Amrit Indo-Canadian Academy, Ladian Khurd, in Ludhiana; Baalak Yesu Convent School, Phatak Majra village, Fatehgarh Sahib, Rayat Bahra International School, Hoshiarpur, Indo Swiss International Convent School, Jalandhar, and The Vibgyor School Ramgarh, Bathinda.

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