5th, 8th and 10th class students to be promoted in next class in Punjab, CM announces


CHANDIGARH: The Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh today announced that no examination would be conducted for the students of class X under the Punjab School Education Board and they would be conducted in the next class on the basis of their performance in the pre-board examinations.

Disclosing this here today the Chief Minister said that in the light of the unforeseen cowardly crisis which led to prolonged curfew / lockdown, the state government has decided to enroll all the students from class V to X in the next classes under the Punjab School Education Board.

Responding to questions and concerns on various social media platforms in the last few days, the Chief Minister said on Facebook that the state government would abide by the decision of the Union government regarding 11th and 12th class students.

A series of programs has been launched today to answer various queries on the issue of covid and lockdown in the state under which every Friday the Chief Minister would respond to the queries / concerns raised by the people through social media.

Explaining the rationale behind the exemptions given to the people in the third phase of curfew / lockdown, Capt. Amarinder Singh said that he was deeply concerned about the mindset and mentality of the people trapped in small houses for a long time. The concessions gave such people a chance to get out of this situation but at the same time take care of the coded protocol and precautions.

The Chief Minister said that if the situation improves then the exemptions can be extended but it also depends on the people how strictly they follow social precautions, frequent hand washing and use of masks while going out of the house. Take care of He said that it was important to take precautionary measures to prevent the epidemic from spreading.

Replying to a query, the Chief Minister said that it was not a question of stopping the migrant workers especially those who wanted to stay with their families during this time of crisis. Out of 13 lakh migrant workers in Punjab, 10 lakh had registered to return to their families in their home states but later 35 per cent of them have decided to stay in Punjab in case of reactivation of industrial units in the state.

This was shared by the Chief Minister through Facebook platform. The Chief Minister said that if half of the total migrant workers preferred to stay in Punjab, it would help in reviving the agricultural and industrial sector in the state.

Reacting to the complaint of some people about non-receipt of food packets, the Chief Minister emphasized that he would not allow anyone to go to bed hungry and in this regard he would personally monitor the situation so that every needy / poor person in the state could get food. Ensure access to goods. He also said that his government has so far provided food packets to 2 crore poor / needy people.

Agreeing that the low number of covid tests was a matter of concern for Punjab, the Chief Minister said that the lack of laboratories was the main reason for it. He said that at present the number of daily tests of 2500 would be increased to 8000 per day in the month of June which would not be enough in view of the population of the state.