Haryana Schools To Remain Closed On Saturday Due To CET Exams

Chandigarh: In view of the Common Eligibility Test (CET) exam scheduled for the recruitment of 13,536 Group D posts in the state, schools throughout Haryana will remain closed on Saturday, as reported by PTI. “There will be a holiday in all the schools of Haryana on Saturday due to the examination for Group D posts. The Directorate of School Education has issued instructions in this regard,” said an official statement on Thursday.

The Common Eligibility Test (CET) for Group D recruitment is scheduled to occur on October 21 and 22. It will be held in various schools, colleges, and educational institutions across 17 districts in Haryana, as well as in Chandigarh. The exam sessions are set for 10 am to 11:45 am and 3 pm to 4:45 pm.

The Haryana government has implemented stringent measures to ensure the smooth conduct of the examination.

On Thursday, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar conducted a high-level meeting via video conferencing with Divisional Commissioners, Deputy Commissioners, Range IGs of police, and Superintendents of Police to assess the comprehensive arrangements for the exam.

Furthermore, Haryana’s Transport Minister Mool Chand Sharma has announced that candidates appearing for the CET examination will receive free transportation on state government buses.

As a supportive measure, the Transport Minister has announced that one family member accompanying female candidates will also be permitted to travel for free.

The minister said that candidates should arrive at the nearest bus stand at the district or sub-division level by 7:30 am for the morning session and by 12 pm for the evening session. Additionally, candidates will be provided with transportation back to their locations after the examination.

He has further instructed the transport department officials to reserve five and two buses at all bus stands and sub-centers to ensure quick availability in the event of any bus breakdowns. These measures are aimed at facilitating the transportation of candidates to their examination centers effectively.

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A sufficient number of buses will be accessible in all districts. For this, 3,000 buses of Haryana Roadways and buses of various educational institutions will be utilised. The service can be availed by the candidates upon presentation of admit cards, the statement said.

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