On account of rising fake news and misleading media reports, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said, “No decision has been taken by the Central Government regarding reopening schools in the country.”
The clarification was made after many media reports came online indicating that the and NCERT were chalking out a plan on reopening of schools in a graded manner after the lockdown ends on 31st May 2020.
Due to the increase in such news on social media platforms, many concerned parents reached to the government seeking clarification in this matter.
In response, Union Minister Jitendra Singh has provided a clarification confirming that the government has dismissed all such reports by the media and no such decision has been taken by the Central Government so far.
On 26th May 2020, several media agencies reported that MHRD and NCERT have been working on a plan for reopening of the schools in a graded manner once the lockdown period ends.
The report claimed that the central government plans to open up schools across the country in graded manner and zone-wise i.e. starting with Green Zone followed by Orange and Red as per the prevailing situation.
All educational institutes are still prohibited to open throughout the country due to the Covid-19 which has affected the entire world.