New Delhi, March 16: In order to provide a major boost to the education in our nation, central government on Wednesday approved the proposal for opening of 50 new Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs) under Civil/Defence Sector in the country keeping in view the high demand for these schools for their quality of education and excellent results.
The cabinet committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved this project which costs over Rs.1160 crore. 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.
Notably, the main objective of KVS is to cater to the educational needs of children of transferable Central Government employees including Defence and Para-military personnel by providing a common programme of education. There are at present 1142 functional Kendriya Vidyalayas under the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) including three abroad at Moscow, Kathmandu and Tehran.
However, New KVs will be opened for classes I to V for which 650 regular posts shall be created in all 50 Kendriya Vidyalayas. The school grows every year with the addition of one more higher class and when the school grows up to 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 present KVs.
Importantly, the Kendriya Vidyalayas are considered as model schools in the country in terms of physical infrastructure, teaching resources, curriculum and academic performance. Kendriya Vidyalayas as pace setting schools has 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).