Schools in Himachal Pradesh to remain closed till Sept 4
SHIMLA [Maha Media]: The Himachal Pradesh government has decided to further close the schools in the state till September 4, 2021, said the state's Education Minister Govind Singh Thakur. The state government took the decision in view of the rising COVID-19 cases in the hill state, which on Tuesday reported 281 new COVID-19 cases, 253 recoveries, and 4 deaths in the last 24 hours.
The state government, however, has decided to fill up 4,000 posts of different categories of teachers including 820 posts of drawing teachers and 870 posts of physical education teacher posts in the Education Department.
The decision to this effect was passed in the Himachal Pradesh cabinet meeting, presided over by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur, on Tuesday. Of the total posts, 2,640 would be in the Elementary Education department and the remaining in the Higher Education department. It was decided that batch-wise recruitment would be expedited.