Shimla, June 5
The Himachal government on Saturday extended the corona curfew in the state till June 14 and decided to cancel the Class 12 Himachal Board of School Education examinations.
The decision was taken by the Cabinet at its meeting chaired by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur. The Cabinet meeting which was scheduled to be held today morning was postponed due to the demise of BJP legislator Narinder Bragta as the Chief Minister rushed to Chandigarh on hearing the news.
It was only once he returned from Chandigarh and the party office here that the brief meeting of the Cabinet was held only to discuss the two emergent issues of holding of class 12 exams and extending corona curfew.
ven though there has been an appreciable decline in the number of covid cases, based on the feedback from various quarters, the government decided to continue with the corona curfew till 6 am on June 14 with all the existing restrictions. As such public transport will remain suspended and all educational institutions will remain closed. A restriction of 20 persons at any social gartering, including marriages and funeral will also remain enforced.
“The Cabinet decided to cancel Class 12 examinations 2020-21 in line with Government of India decision. It decided that the HP Board of School Education would devise a formula for calculating the awards of the students keeping in view the formula being devised by the CBSE and declared the final results accordingly,” Education Minister Govind Thakur said.