Schools To Have A Minimum 220 Working Days In Delhi

In the coming academic year…

New Delhi: A circular issued on Monday said that; Government schools in the National Capital have been directed by the Directorate of Education (DoE) to adhere to a minimum of 220 working days in an academic year.

"As per section 19 of the RTE Act-2009 and the National Curriculum Framework for School Education 2023, it is compulsory for all schools under the Directorate of Education to ensure a minimum of 220 working days in an academic year, taking into consideration the notified lists of gazetted holidays for the calendar year," the circular stated.

Prior to the start of the academic year and preceding the holiday period, the heads of government schools are required to ensure the completion of 220 working days, according to the directive.

"The deputy district education (DDE) officers are also advised to ensure strict compliance with the same before sanctioning restricted/local holidays to any school under their jurisdiction.

Additionally, unaided recognized schools must have approval for holidays from their respective management," the DoE said.


Edited By: Arusha Farooq

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