Delhi govt asks education department employees to be on standby during G20 event

NEW DELHI: In view of the G20 summit in the national capital, the Delhi government has ordered the closure of all schools from September 7 to September 10 but has asked the Education Department employees to remain in the city these four days to meet any need for manpower during the mega event.
The G20 Leaders Summit will be held in Delhi on September 9 to September 10 at the newly built international convention and exhibition centre – Bharat Mandapam – at Pragati Maidan here.
“…public holiday (has been declared) in Delhi-NCR… (from) September 8 to September 10 on account of G20 Summit and prior to that, September 7 is a gazetted holiday on account of Janmashtami,” the government circular read.
“Keeping in view the magnitude of the event and the possible need of manpower for any deployment, it has been decided that all the staff members of the Education Department … (should) remain in the city,” it said.
The circular further said that all employees must be available on the phone and that no outstation leave will be permitted during this period as their services may be required at any time during the summit.
“Accordingly, all Officers/Officials of this Directorate are hereby directed to take note of the above direction and ensure their presence within the National Capital Territory of Delhi during the G20 Summit,” it said.
India is hosting the G20 summit in its capacity as the current president of the grouping and it is likely to be attended by more than 30 heads of state, top officials from the European Union and invited guest countries, and 14 heads of international organisations.

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