Cabinet approves proposal to open 50 new Kendriya Vidyalayas

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA), chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday approved the proposal for opening 50 new Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs) under the Civil/Defence Sector in the country, keeping in view the high demand for these schools for their quality of education and excellent results.

The total project cost based on Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) norms for the proposed 50 new KVs is Rs 1160 crore.

New KVs will be opened from classes I to V for which 650 regular posts shall be created in all the 50 schools. The schools will grows every year with addition of one more higher class and when the school grows upto class XII and becomes a full fledged school with two sections in each class, there shall be a requirement of about 4000 regular posts of various categories i.e., about 2900 teaching posts and about 1100 non-teaching posts. These new KVs, when fully functional, will provide quality education to approximately 50,000 students in addition to the approximately 12 lakh students already studying in the existing KVs.

The new KVs will address the educational needs of eligible students with high quality standards and will play a role of pace-setting educational institutions in the districts concerned.

The main objective of KVS is to cater to the educational needs of children of transferable Central Government employees, including Defence and Paramilitary personnel, by providing a common programme of education.

There are at present 1142 functional Kendriya Vidyalayas under the KVS, including three abroad at Moscow, Kathmandu and Tehran. The Kendriya Vidyalayas are considered as model schools in the country in terms of physical infrastructure, teaching resources, curriculum and academic performance. Kendriya Vidyalayas have consistently turned out excellent academic performance as is evident from the Board Results of Class X and XII exams conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).

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