Union suggests measures to unlock

ITANAGAR, Jul 29: The Students’ United Movement of All Arunachal (SUMAA) has placed its suggestions to the state government “to unlock the state, government machineries and day-to-day business, to put back the stagnated economy and put life back on track.”
It suggested segregating people with co-morbidity “on personal family level with extra care,” and to restrict persons in the age category of above 60 years and below five years from visiting social, religious, business or crowded places, except for medical purposes.
Referring to the examination of final semester/ year students, the SUMAA asked the chief secretary to write to the ministry of human resource development and university grants commission regarding the state’s Covid-19 situation and to seek “a freehand” for the state government to make decisions on the programmes and policies pertaining to conduct of examinations.
It also suggested that the education secretary focus more on assignments submitted through soft copies with “break-up of marking system in assignment sections till the final examination.”
“If the situation is not under control in the days to come, the academic year (2020-21) can be made the ‘year of correspondence course’,” it said.
Besides seeking the delivery of good healthcare, the union suggested exemption of women with children under the age of five years from attending government duty, besides other suggestions on matters related to the Covid-19 pandemic.