Reopening of Schools under School Education Deptt. w.e.f. 16.11.2021

Government of West Bengal
School Education Department
Bikash Bhavan, 6th floor, Salt Lake City, Kolkata – 700091

Memo No.: 514(24)-Sc/P Date: 28/10/2021

From: Principal Secretary
Department of School Education
Government of West Bengal

To: The District Magistrate (All),

Sub: Reopening of schools under School Education Department


The competent authority in the Government of West Bengal has decided to re-open schools on campus for the students of class IX, X, XI and XII with effect from 16.11.2021 maintaining all Covid norms and protocols. As schools are reopening after a long gap, it is essential for us to guide the process closely for smooth reopening of the schools in your district. I would suggest the followings:

A) You are requested to nominate ADM (Education) as Nodal Officer for reopening of the schools in your district. He may be advised to take all necessary measures for smooth reopening of such schools within your district strictly following extant Covid protocol. DIs concerned have been advised from this end to contact ADM (Education) and remain in touch with your office for immediate further necessary action.

B) Suitable steps be taken immediately for cleanliness of the schools and making them functional by 31st Oct on priority.

C) All teaching and non-teaching are here by allowed to attend the campus with effect from 01.11.2021.

D) Concerned Head of Institutions may issue suitable passes to avail staff special trains wherever necessary.

E) Hostels may be opened wherever necessary, strictly maintaining safety and Covid norms.

F) Relevant Academic guidelines would be issued by the Boards/ Councils.

G) A ‘Covid-19 General guidelines on Re-opening of Schools’ in the form of Advisory is enclosed for necessary circulation to all concerned.

H) Dr. A.N. Biswas, Commissioner School Education shall be the Nodal Officer at the State level for the purpose. In case of any further clarification; you may get in touch with me or him at any time.

Enclo: As above

Yours faithfully,

Principal Secretary
Department of School Education

No. 514-Sc dated 28.10.2021, Source

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