The central government will examine the suggestions received from the various state governments this week and convey further information in this regard to the students by or before June 1.
CBSE Class 12 board exams: State governments to send suggestions to Education Ministry by May 25
CBSE Board Class 12 Exams 2021: Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal conducted a high-level meeting today with all the states/UT education ministers, secretaries and chairpersons of state examination boards, and stakeholders to discuss pending Class 12 board exams, entrance examinations for professional courses.
Various options regarding the methodology, process, duration and timings of the exams were discussed. While a broad consensus was there, however, it was decided that states and UTs may like to further examine the matter and send their feedback in writing by May 25.
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Union Defence Minister, Rajnath Singh, said, the ministry will consider all suggestions and take a final decision soon. He reiterated that the priority of the government is to conduct all the examinations in a safe and secure environment.
On April 14, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) had notified that Class 12 exams have been postponed and that further information concerning the board exams would be given to students by June 1.
In this context, following the consultative meeting with the states and UTs today, the Government of India will examine the suggestions received from the various state governments this week and convey further information in this regard to the students by or before June 1.
Coronavirus Vaccine: Uddhav Thackeray said the state witnessed oxygen shortage during the second wave of infections but it was now well equipped to tackle a possible third wave since effective steps had been taken to make the state self-sufficient in the vital gas.
Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday expressed confidence that the vaccination drive would be expedited after the state starts getting an adequate supply of doses from June.
Inaugurating a field training workshop titled Pediatrics COVID-19, Uddhav Thackeray said his government was relentlessly pursuing the issue of vaccine supply, adding that his government was ready to make a one-time payment for 12 crore doses for beneficiaries in the 18-44 age group, who account for six crores of the state's total population.
"I am confident the vaccination drive will pick up once the supply is smooth after June," the Chief Minister asserted.
He said the state witnessed oxygen shortage during the second wave of infections but it was now well equipped to tackle a possible third wave since effective steps had been taken to make the state self-sufficient in the vital gas.
"Even though we haven't been successful in defeating the virus, we have kept the number of cases in control. It is the success of our state as a united force comprising all stakeholders. We have to be alert to protect children from the possible third wave. The first wave hit senior citizens, the second one targeted youth and now children are under threat," he said.
The Chief Minister said "unpleasant decisions" like lockdown had to be taken to contain the outbreak and asked people to get treated immediately if they are experiencing COVID-19 like symptoms.
Suhas Prabhu, head of the COVID-19 pediatric task force, said in a majority of cases, the only symptom may be fever with complete recovery being made in a week's time.
"The other possibility was COVID-19 pneumonia and infection from COVID-19 positive mothers after the third trimester. Ninety per cent cases are likely to be asymptomatic, 5 percent moderate, and 1-2 percent pneumonia," Suhas Prabhu said, adding that pediatric COVID-19 care hospitals, pediatric ICUs, and high dependency units were being set up in the state in view of a possible third wave.
He said home care would be done through telecommunication in fever clinics.
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