The official sources said that the higher education institutions in Uttarakhand will reopen from December 15th this year. The institutions have been closed from March 2020 due to the lockdown imposed by the coronavirus pandemic. Further, it got extended due to safety reasons.
On Wednesday 9th December 2020, the Uttarakhand state cabinet came together for a meeting. It was chaired by Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, Trivendra Singh Rawat. The decision to reopen the higher education institutions after almost 8 months was taken in the meeting.
Regarding the opening up of institutions in the state, a report is being made. A committee made this report and submitted it to the Cabinet. The committee is chaired by the Chief Secretary. Further, the cabinet approved the opening of higher educational institutions with all safety measures.
Sources said that the committees proposed a total of 29 proposals to the cabinet. Among the 29 proposals, 27 were accepted by the cabinet in the meeting on Wednesday. These 27 proposed were cleared by the state cabinet members headed by Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat.
Other things discussed in the meeting were the COVID 19 vaccination process. The cabinet pondered upon the question that how will the vaccination coronavirus exercise take place?
In the meeting on Wednesday, a presentation was put forward for the same. It detailed the government’s plan or proposal to execute the vaccination process of the Uttarakhand state population.
It said that the first phase of the exercise of vaccination will witness 20 percent population as the recipient. It means that in the first phase twenty percent of the state population will be vaccinated. It will include citizens aged above 55 years and the frontline workers. They are at a greater risk of coming in contact with the virus. Thus, they will be prioritized.