Confirming the move, Gujarat Education Minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasama told The Indian Express, “Due to fund crunch amid Covid-19 pandemic, the decision to open these new schools has been kept on hold. We will work on it and decide what can be done.”
There are instances highlighted in the report where for the photography assignments, Hindu students refused to visit Muslim areas and vice versa due to “the deep-seated prejudice one community had toward the other.
Calling for justice, Shiraj Mansuri, younger brother of another victim, Arif Mansuri (42), a resident of Vejalpur, told The Indian Express, "We have lost our family member. The government should bring out the real reason behind this incident."
On the allegations by opposition, AMC in an official statement stated that there was no discrepancy or corruption behind this incident and if this is revealed in the investigations then strict action will be taken against all accused
Ahmedabad Shrey Hospital Fire: Following the incident, the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) ordered a fire safety audit of the 72 Covid hospitals in the city. Twenty were inspected on Thursday, with many found lacking NOC.
After the incident, the AMC constituted a committee headed by Officer on Special Duty (OSD) Dr Manish Kumar, who is responsible for requisitioning and monitoring of all private hospitals in Ahmedabad city, and chief fire officer M F Dastur to visit and re-inspect all Covid hospitals in the city.
As many as 12,300 new admissions were recroded with the SMEB, of which 4,300 were of students who were going to private schools till last year. The maximum number is in the diamond hub of Varachha zone at 1,416, SMEB sources said.
Education Minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasama said, “Since we have been encouraging home learning and online teaching amid the pandemic, it is equally important to assess where a child stands. Thus, these relaxations have been brought in for the convenience of students and teachers.
Director of Higher Education, M Nagarajan, has been appointed as an administrator for the university under Section 43 (5) of the Gujarat Private University Act (2009) to ensure that the university is functioning within the provisions of the Act, said Principal Secretary of Education, Anju Sharma.
The new batch of PGP has a total of 119 female students and 97 male students as against 103 female students and 113 male students last year. For the FPM doctoral programme this year, there are 7 female students and 1 male student, whereas for CCC, out of 41 students, 27 are female and 14 are male students.
The AMC has also aggressively started conducting rapid antigen tests though officials were not willing to reveal the figures. In the surveillance and testing campaign of AMC, there are 400 teams dedicated to only sample collection. These are in addition to 120 Dhanvantri Rath and 50 teams of 104 helpline.
The educational institutes have applied for the status by paying an application fee of Rs 10 lakh along with a security deposit of Rs 5 lakh after the government made changes to the application process.
At a virtual meeting chaired by Gujarat Education Minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasama on Thursday, nearly a dozen educationists from across the state deliberated on when to resume schools as well as reduction in curriculum. It has been recommended to reduce the curriculum by 20 to 30 per cent.
Against a capacity of nearly 3,300 beds at the six government-run Covid-19 hospitals in Ahmedabad, they are down to less than one-fourth of their strength, with only 700 active patients. However, 2,005 Covid-19 patients are undergoing treatment in private hospitals at present.