COVID-19: Hostels Under SC & ST Dept Closed Till June 16

Bhubaneswar: All schools operating under the ST and SC Development Department of the state government will be closed from March 25 till June 16 amid COVID-19 outbreak in the state.

A notification issued by the department said the government has also announced a three-month advance scholarship to the parents and guardians of the boarders.

“The ST and SC Development Department will transfer Rs 143.30 crore to the bank accounts of the respective headmasters of educational institutions/special officers of micro projects for subsequent disbursement of money in cash to the parents/ guardians,” the notification said.

In a letter to the Home Department, Principal Secretary to the government, Ranjana Chopra requested him to instruct the police SPs of all districts to provide police protection wherever required and intensify patrolling around the institutions during the disbursement.



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