After Srinagar Mayor’s tweet, Div Com says Chief Secretary will decide closure of schools - Kashmir Student Alerts

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Wednesday, 11 March 2020

After Srinagar Mayor’s tweet, Div Com says Chief Secretary will decide closure of schools

He said the suggestions put forth by SMC Mayor will be discussed in a meeting convened by the Chief Secretary. “It is for the Chief Secretary to decide and nobody can take a decision on it.

The divisional commissioner Kashmir Baseer Khan on Wednesday said the educational institutions will be closed only after getting directions from the government.

His statement comes in wake of the directive issued by Srinagar Mayor, Junaid Mattu, in which he has called for closing educational institutions and private tuition centres which fall under jurisdiction of Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) from tomorrow.

“Under a special set of statutory provisions, SMC has ordered closure of all educational institutions, public clubs, sports clubs, indoor and open stadiums, coaching centers within Srinagar City Limits till further orders. The order within SMC limits takes effect from tomorrow,” Mattu said in a tweet.

However, the divisional commissioner said the Mayor has only suggested the closure of the schools. “But there has to be an administrative decision for it. There has to be a government order,” Khan told Greater Kashmir.

He said the suggestions put forth by SMC Mayor will be discussed in a meeting convened by the Chief Secretary. “It is for the Chief Secretary to decide and nobody can take a decision on it. We are here to implement orders from the government,” Khan said.