Haryana Govt Revises School Timings From November 15 Amid Rising Pollution And Temperature Dip

The Directorate of Education, Haryana, has revised the operational timings for all schools in the state from November 15. As per the revised schedule, all single-shift schools in Haryana will now operate from 09:30 am to 03:30 pm. The double-shift schools on the other hand will now operate from 7:55 am to 12:30 pm in the first shift, and from 12:40 pm to 5:15 pm in the second shift. 

The Department of Information, Public Relations, Languages and Culture, Haryana (DIPR Haryana), shared an official notice from the Directorate of Education, Haryana, on X (formerly Twitter) today, announcing the revision in school timings. “Haryana Government has changed the timings of schools from November 15, 2023 and has fixed the timings of single shift schools from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm. In double shift schools, the first shift will be from 7:55 am to 12:30 pm while the second shift will be from 12:40 pm to 5:15 pm,” the DIPR said in its post on X. 

The move comes at a time when the school education across the National Capital Region including Delhi, Noida, Gurugram, Faridabad, and Ghaziabad has majorly shifted to the online amidst severe air pollution in the national capital region. Notably, amid the severe plus pollution in various parts of Delhi-NCR, the Haryana Govt earlier this week, asked all deputy commissioners in the national capital region to assess the pollution situation and decide on closing on schools accordingly to safeguard school-going children from being exposed to severe pollution. 

Also Read: Delhi Pollution: Govt Declares Early Winter Break In Schools From November 9

Earlier on Wednesday, the Government of Delhi also preponed the winter break in Delhi schools. The Delhi government directed all Delhi schools to observe winter break from November 9 to November 18, 2023. Earlier, the Delhi government had directed Delhi schools to switch to the online learning mode except for Classes 10 and 12, till November 10, in the wake of severe pollution.Besides Delhi, respective district administrations of adjoining areas in the National Capital Region (NCR) like Gurugram, Faridabad, Gautam Buddha Nagar, and Ghaziabad, have also announced similar directives asking schools to go online, in the wake of intense air pollution. 

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