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07 December, 2020 Views 29

Punjab Government Extends The Deadline For Submission Of Birth Certificates To Schools

The Punjab government had earlier announced that it is mandatory for all the students to submit the birth certificates to the schools so that authorities can computerize the data. The deadline for the submission of the birth certificates has been extended till 31st January 2021. The decision was finalized by the Punjab School Education Department due to the second wave of the coronavirus. After the closure of the educational institutes across the country all the education and examination activities have been halted. 

Statement of Murad Raas

The education minister of Punjab, Murad Raas has announced that the extension to submit the birth certificates has been granted because of the coronavirus pandemic, as only 55% of students have submitted the B-forms to the schools till now. He asked the parents to submit the birth certificates as soon as possible because without them the students will not be able to avail the scholarships announced by the government. Previously the deadline was 30th November 2020. The Punjab Teacher Union in the last week had demanded to extend the due date of submission of birth certificates. Moreover, the Nadra also did not have enough capacity to issue the B-forms to millions of students in such a short time. The minister further directed the parents to contact the National Database Registration Authority so that they can get the birth certificates of their children. 

Instructions By Government

According to the instructions provided by the government all the public schools have made it essential for the students to submit the B-forms at the time of admission. Without the B-form the student will not be eligible to take the admission. Furthermore, the students that were already enrolled have to provide the B-forms and to get their certificates they can apply at Nadra offices. A notification had been issued by the authorities of the School Education Department in this regard to all the chief executive officers (CEOs) of the district education authorities in the province. In all the schools the head teachers have to collect the birth certificates from the students and update the data of the schools.