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Delhi Schools Mandated to Ensure 220 Working Days per Academic Year, Says Directorate of Education

A new circular issued by the Directorate of Education (DoE) on Monday requires Delhi schools to have at least 220 working days in an academic year.

“As per section 19 of RTE Act-2009 and National Curriculum Framework for School Education 2023, it is mandatory for all the schools running under the Directorate of Education to observe the minimum 220 working days in an academic year giving consideration to the notified lists of gazetted/restricted/local holidays for the calendar year (January to December),” the circular went on to say.

The regulation states that before the start of the academic year and before the holiday periods, the heads of government schools must acknowledge the completion of 220 working days.


“The deputy district education (DDE) officers are also advised to ensure strict compliance with the same before sanctioning restricted/local holidays to any school under their jurisdiction. In addition, un-aided recognised schools would also obtain approval of holidays from their respective management,” the DoE said. Schools Reopen as Delhi Battles Air Pollution Crisis

Following the revocation of GRAP IV, an official circular issued on Saturday ordered that all government-aided and private schools in the national capital will resume offline sessions on November 20.

According to a circular issued by the Directorate of Education, the decision to resume classes in offline mode for all government-aided and private schools in the national capital on November 20 was made in light of the improving Air Quality Index (AQI) and the forecast by the IMD/IITM, which indicated no indication of any sharp degradation in Delhi’s AQI in the near future.

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