Shimla: Education Department spokes person informed today that the Himachal Government has now imposed a ban on organizing public meetings in the school premises during working hours in which the students are forced to participate and added that it has also been viewed seriously that the school children are made to stand on the roadside to welcome dignitaries visiting the area thereby wasting their study time and putting them to inconvenience.
Spokesman said that it has also been decided that henceforth no public meeting would be held in the school premises during working days and no students forced to participate in such meetings and made to stand on roadside to welcome dignitaries visiting that area.
Further no community lunch will be served in school premises, he added.
However educational institution would be at liberty to organize various functions, sports events, extra-curricular activities and the school management may encourage active participation of every student. He said that all the teaching and non-teaching staff working in Government Colleges/Senior Secondary Schools/High Schools were directed to comply with the instructions.
Government has also taken note of cell phone use in school premises. Heads of institutions were directed to ensure that all lecturers/teachers would not use their cell phones in the classrooms and further directed to ensure compliance of these instructions by all the teaching staff working in educational institutions.
He said that failure to comply with the above instructions of the Government would invite disciplinary action against the defaulters.