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Delhi Government Schools Mandated for Minimum 220 Working Days in Academic Year

The Directorate of Education (DoE) in Delhi has issued a circular directing government schools to ensure a minimum of 220 working days in an academic year. This directive, in accordance with the Right to Education (RTE) Act-2009 and the National Curriculum Framework for School Education 2023, emphasizes the importance of meeting the prescribed working days.

By Rekha Joshi 
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New Delhi: The Directorate of Education (DoE) in Delhi has issued a circular directing government schools to ensure a minimum of 220 working days in an academic year. This directive, in accordance with the Right to Education (RTE) Act-2009 and the National Curriculum Framework for School Education 2023, emphasizes the importance of meeting the prescribed working days. Heads of government schools are instructed to plan for the completion of 220 working days before the commencement of the academic year, taking into account the designated holidays.

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Legal Compliance

The circular emphasizes the mandatory compliance with section 19 of the RTE Act-2009, which stipulates a minimum of 220 working days in an academic year.

The directive aligns with the National Curriculum Framework for School Education 2023, reinforcing the commitment to providing an adequate number of instructional days.

Pre-Academic Year Planning

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Heads of government schools are tasked with ensuring the completion of 220 working days prior to the commencement of the academic year.

This proactive planning is intended to guarantee that the prescribed number of working days is achieved, considering the scheduled holidays.

Role of Deputy District Education Officers

Deputy District Education (DDE) officers are urged to ensure strict compliance with the directive when sanctioning restricted/local holidays for schools under their jurisdiction.

The coordination and oversight by DDE officers contribute to the effective implementation of the mandated working days.

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Approval for Holidays

Unaided recognized schools are instructed to seek approval for holidays from their respective management.
This ensures that holidays are sanctioned in accordance with the guidelines and do not compromise the minimum working days requirement.

The circular underscores the commitment of the Directorate of Education to maintaining a robust academic calendar in government schools, promoting consistency and adherence to legal and educational standards.

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