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9 schools in Punjab lose NOC for flouting Covid norms

9 schools in Punjab lose NOC for flouting Covid norms

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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 of various districts.

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

Were served notices

“After complaints were received against the schools, the Education Department served them notices. On finding their replies unsatisfactory, their NOCs were cancelled”

-Vijay Inder Singla, school education minister

The minister had put out his personal email ID — vijayindersingla@gmail.com — to receive complaints against wrongdoing 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 to exploit employees or flout other instructions.

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

The schools were: Delhi Public School and Devindra International School in 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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