Uniform Academic Calendar
Srinagar: The School Education Department on Friday said that it has decided to implement the Uniform Academic Calendar thereby the exams of Classes 1-9 will be conducted in March now.
Principal Secretary, School Education Department said, “Sanction is accorded to the implementation of Uniform Academic Calendar including conduct of annual examinations in March-April session for classes upto 9″ standard in all the Government and Government recognized Private Schools of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.”
The department further ordered that new admissions shall commence from the month of March of the calendar year.
Earlier, the Jammu and Kashmir State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT) had also said that it will likely do away with the October-November session.
In this regard, SCERT had forwarded a proposal to the Principal Secretary, School Education Department of which official orders were issued on Friday.
It has been leant that a joint meeting of all the Drawing and Disbursing Officers (DDOs) of SCERT was held in virtual mode to seek inputs on adoption of Uniform Academic Calendar upto class 9th in winter zone areas of JKUT and formulation of budget estimates 2022-23 Viz 2023-24.
“In the meeting a threadbare discussion was held with all stakeholders for smooth implementation of Uniform Academic Calendar upto class 9th in JKUT sync with the Uniform Academic Calendar notified by Government of Jammu & Kashmir (UT) for class 10th 11th and 12th,” reads the minutes of meeting.
It states that all participants in the meeting had agreed for adoption of Uniform Academic Calendar upto class 9th in JKUT.
“All the participants in the meeting have agreed to implement Uniform Academic Calendar in rural and urban and winter zone areas in sync with the academic calendar of other classes 9th to 12th as notified by the government,” it reads. (KNO)