Establishments of Kendriya Vidyalayas

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Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs) are meant primarily to cater to the educational needs of the wards of transferable / Non-transferable employees of Central Government, State Governments, autonomous bodies, public sector undertakings and Institutes of higher learning. If seats remain vacant after giving admissions to the wards of employees mentioned above, these vacant seats are given to children of other categories.

Proposals for opening of new KVs are considered only if sponsored by Ministries / Departments of the Government of India or State Governments / Union Territories Administrations or Organization of employees belonging to the eligible categories thereby committing resources for setting up a new KV, and are subject to availability of resources with the Central Government. The Government of India had conveyed sanction for setting up of 54 new KVs in the country on 04.03.2014. Out of these, 32 KVs have been made functional so far. The state/UT-wise details are given in Annexure.

Across the country, States are being supported through the schemes including Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan and Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan to design and implement comprehensive quality improvement programmes to bring about overall changes in the teachers training, curricula, learning materials, learning processes, learning outcomes, assessment and monitoring systems in order to ensure that the quality of teaching learning is improved.

This information was given by the Union Human Resource Development Minister, Smt. Smriti Irani today in a written reply to a Rajya Sabha question.

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