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Govt schools in J&K to have signboards with national flag

Last Updated on March 15, 2021 at 8:33 pm

The Jammu and Kashmir administration has ordered heads of every government school to install signboards mentioning details of the institution with the national flag in background.

The J&K School Education Department also directed all the institutions to adopt a ‘grey and white colour scheme for the buildings. A Government Order (GO) has been released by the department ordering all the heads of the institutions to install “signboards of a standard design with the tricolour in the background” and also to adopt the “grey and white colour scheme” for school buildings, a report noted.

An official spokesperson told the Times of India that government has appointed an officer of the rank of deputy director to supervise district-wise progress of number of schools adopting the colour shades and installation of signboards. He said that schools’ progress on this front will be monitored district-wise and it has to be completed by April 30. The weekly report will be sent to the administrative department.

The report mentioned that school education department has created a format in which schools have to submit details of the progress according to instructions given. The J&K government had passed an order back in January stating that every government building has to hoist tricolour on Republic Day.

Jammu and Kashmir’s own constitution including flag and penal code was scrapped when its special status was cancelled on August 5, 2019. The former state’s flag was removed from every civil secretariat office in Srinagar and Jammu. The former state’s red flag with a plough and three stripes is no longer being used officially.