The Cabinet Committee
on Economic Affairs,chaired by the Prime Minister ShriNarendra Modihas
approved the proposal for opening of 50 new KendriyaVidyalayas (KVs)
under Civil / Defence Sector in the country keeping in view the high
demand for these schools for their quality of education and excellent
The total project cost based on KendriyaVidyalayaSangathan (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 50 KendriyaVidyalayas. The school 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 present 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 Para-military personnel by providing a common programme of
education. There are at present 1142 functional KendriyaVidyalayas under
the KVS including three abroad at Moscow, Kathmandu and Tehran.
The KendriyaVidyalayas are considered as model schools in the country in
terms of physical infrastructure, teaching resources, curriculum and
academic performance. KendriyaVidyalayas as pace setting schools 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).