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Punjab Government allows varsities to conduct exams

Night curfew to continue from 11 pm to 5 am in state

Punjab Government  allows varsities to conduct exams

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 31

The Punjab Government today permitted the state boards and universities to conduct examinations, paving way for holding of entrance tests by universities, boards, public service commission and other institutions.

Detailed guidelines for the same, with precautions of sanitation and social distancing, are being issued. Technical Education Minister Charanjit Channi said following the government’s instructions, the department would review the arrangements made for exams by the two technical universities and the state technical education board.

‘Arrangements to be reviewed’

Technical Education Minister Charanjit Channi said following the government’s instructions, the department would review the arrangements made for exams by the two technical universities and the state technical education board.

The state government, under the Unlock 3.0 guidelines for phased reopening from August 1 to 31, has not allowed opening of schools, colleges and coaching institutes. However, it has continued with night curfew from 11 pm to 5 am.

On the basis of a feedback from deputy commissioners, the government has allowed opening of gymnasiums and yoga institutes from August 5. The opening of sports complexes, stadia and public parks has been allowed from 5 am to 8 pm with spectators.

In detailed guidelines issued by the Home Department, cinema halls, swimming pools, assembly halls, social and political gatherings and bars would continue to remain closed.

The state would continue to observe weekend restrictions, like closing of shops on Sundays, other than those dealing with essential commodities.

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