In light of the G20 summit, the Delhi government has ordered the closure of all schools from September 7-10 but has asked education sector employees to remain in the city during this period to meet possible manpower needs during the event.
The G20 Leaders Summit will be held from September 9th to 10th at the newly built International Convention and Exhibition Center in Prajath Maidan – Bharat Mandapam.
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“…Public holidays in Delhi-NCR (declared)…from 8th September to 10th September due to G20 summit and before that, 7th September due to Janmashdar Rice Festival is a gazetted holiday,” the government circular said.
“Considering the seriousness of the incident and the manpower that any deployment may require, it has been decided that all Ministry of Education staff … (should) remain in the city,” the statement said.
The notice also said that all employees must be reachable by phone and will not be allowed to go on vacation during this period as their services may be needed at any time.
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“Therefore, all officers/officials of the bureau are hereby directed to heed the above instruction and ensure that they remain in the NCR during the G20 summit,” the statement said.
India hosts the G20 summit as the rotating presidency of the G20. It is expected that more than 30 heads of state, senior officials from the European Union and invited guest countries, and 14 heads of international organizations will attend.