The civic body will be ruled by the BJP, which won 159 of the 192 seats, while the Congress has 25 corporators. In its first elections in Gujarat, the AIMIM had fielded 21 candidates in Ahmedabad, the only municipal corporation where it contested.
A total of 192 seats in Ahmedabad, 72 in Rajkot, 64 in Jamnagar, 52 in Bhavnagar, 76 in Vadodara and 120 in Surat were up for grabs in the elections. The AAP had fielded 470 candidates across the six corporations.
Gujarat Municipal Corporation Election Results 2021: With Assembly elections due next year, the polls will provide an indicator of the voters' mood. The results will be important for both BJP and Congress.
The party now hopes to return to power in the local body – which will go to polls on February 21 – by highlighting the achievements of the Narendra Modi-led government at the Centre on the two key issues.
Nearly a dozen corporators were found violating the 10 per cent limit on spending on benches, majorly for the wards of Ghatlodiya, Gota and Bodakdev where budget spending on benches was between Rs 3 lakh and Rs 6.5 lakh.
The Indian Express reported on February 9 and 10 on how teachers were mandatorily asked to get vaccinated despite objections. Several teachers had claimed that those who objected were not allowed to sign the muster roll on February 10 morning.
A 35-year-old teacher of an Urdu-medium municipal school in Gomtipur had to be rushed to V S Hospital when he reported numbness in his back soon after being administered Covid-19 vaccine at Mangal Pandey Hall in Nikol area.
The system, ‘Towards design of multi-user virtual reality-based interactive social communication platform for individuals with Autism and its implications on eye gaze’, developed under Prof Uttama Lahiri.
The plan was met with resentment initially and the education department brought down the strength in classes from an initial 25 or 30 students to 20 or below, giving an assurance that no surplus teacher would be transferred outside the district.
The decision to now allow children of two more classes to return to school applies to all government, self-financed, and grant-in-aid schools across all state, national, and international boards. What about other classes?
“We had given up the hope of attending classes on the campus... With this initiative of open-air classroom, we found newer ways of learning along with a feel of the old Gurukul system,” said Nidhi Netravalkar, a student.
The study to assess the impact of online education in Gujarat school education was conducted by a team of 15, with two associate professors from the department of education as main researchers, over five months since July 2020.
The students have to fill in their schools’ UDISE (Unified District Education System for Education) code which will then generate schools name, DISE code, taluka and district name on 8595524523 after sending a ‘hello’ message.
The Ministry of Textiles, in collaboration with other ministries, including the Ministry of Education, is organising the virtual event with an aim to provide joyful learning to children by including them in teaching and learning as well as promoting the indigenous toy industry.
As per the data recorded by the state education department and accessed by The Indian Express, the state recorded an overall attendance of 35 per cent for Class 10, while it was 38 per cent for Class 12.
The Gujarat government had banned gatherings and celebrations, including festivals, during lockdown and unlock period due to the Covid-19 pandemic, while it opened several new tourism avenues attracting huge crowds and allowed certain political rallies and gatherings.
Ahmedabad Municipal Commissioner Mukesh Kumar said, “Since there were no patients, it is not appropriate to keep the hostel building blocked as Covid care centre. The building has been handed back to the Gujarat University.”