MCD polls 2022: Delhi govt schools to remain closed on Saturday

In a notice, the MCD said, keeping in view the long hours of duty, the day after the polling day is also to be treated as “period on election duty”

MCD polls in Delhi

The civic polls for 250 wards are due on December 4 and are largely being seen as a three-way contest between the AAP, the BJP and the Congress. (Representational photo)

All Delhi government schools will remain closed on December 3 in view of preparations for the municipal elections, the Directorate of Education said on Friday.

Polling for the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) elections will be held on December 4.

“All heads of government schools of Directorate of Education are hereby informed that December 3 (Saturday) is to be declared a holiday in schools on account of polling preparations of Delhi MCD elections 2022,” the Directorate of Education (DoE) said in a circular.

“The heads of schools are directed to disseminate this information among students, staff members, SMC members and parents,” it said.

All MCD schools will also remain closed on December 3 and December 5.

In a notice, the MCD said, keeping in view the long hours of duty, the day after the polling day is also to be treated as “period on election duty”.

With almost 90 per cent of school staff deployed for election duty, heads of all MCD schools are hereby directed to close schools for students on December 5, it said.

However, the available teachers will conduct online classes on December 5, according to the notice and a senior MCD official.

According to the State Election Commission, 13,638 polling stations have been set up across Delhi for the civic elections.

(With PTI inputs)

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