Admn Secys/HoDs asked to adopt virtual mode for meetings
3 die in Jammu, Admn Secy, 35 in DC office test +ve
JAMMU/SRINAGAR/LEH, Jan 10(The Awam News) : As COVID cases surged in Jammu and Kashmir, the Government tonight ordered that all colleges, schools, coaching centres etc will adopt Online mode of teaching and Administrative Secretaries/ Head of Departments (HoDs) will ensure optimal use of virtual mode for official meetings.
“All colleges, schools, Polytechnics, ITIs, coaching centres for civil services/engineering/NEET etc will adopt Online medium of teaching. There shall be no in-person teaching,” an official order issued tonight by Chief Secretary Dr Arun Kumar Mehta in his capacity as the Chairperson State Executive Committee (SEC), said.
The Government, however, permitted educational institutions for direct attendance of vaccinated staff for administrative purposes only.
“Maximum number of people permitted to attend any indoor/outdoor gathering shall be strictly restricted to 25. Night curfew will remain in force in all districts from 9 pm to 6 am with complete restriction on non-essential movement,” the order read.
It said all Government departments/offices shall minimize conducting in-person meetings/interaction etc.
“All Administrative Secretaries/HoDs of departments/institutions shall ensure optimal use of virtual mode for conducting official meetings etc,” the order said.
Meanwhile, Two women were among three persons who succumbed to COVID-19 today while 437 fresh cases were reported in Jammu division, 250 in Kashmir and 59 in Leh district in the Union Territory of Ladakh.
An Administrative Secretary in the Civil Secretariat has tested positive for COVID-19.
As many as 35 persons, mostly employees, in the Deputy Commissioner Jammu’s office have also been found infected. A total of 167 persons were tested in the DC office.
Thirteen pilgrims of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Ji shrine, eight persons in the District Hospital Reasi, seven Railway workers at Chenani and six at ITI Udhampur have also tested positive for the virus.
All three COVID deaths in the Jammu region occurred at homes.(The Awam News)