New 100 Sainik Schools in partnership with NGOs/Private Schools/State Governments
The Government has approved the initiative of setting up of 100 new Sainik Schools in partnership with NGOs/Private Schools/State Governments in a graded manner class-wise, starting from Class 6 onwards, with an effort to cover as many States and UTs as possible, under the aegis of Sainik Schools Society, Ministry of Defence. These new Sainik Schools are intended to run in an exclusive vertical, distinct and different from existing Sainik Schools. Notwithstanding, the new Sainik Schools will be required to follow the Academic Plus curriculum, similar to that in existing Sainik Schools which includes value based curriculum and activities training in life skills, NCC and sports to develop the ethos of national spirit, indomitable courage, unfailing commitment to values of respect for country and society while providing “Academics Plus” type of educational environment and training of similar order.
379 applications have been received by Sainik Schools Society, Ministry of Defence from NGOs/Private Schools /State Governments through web portal http://sainikschool.ncog.gov.in, which are subject to short-listing for approval based on meeting of qualifying requirements framed for the purpose and agreeing to the Rules & Regulations of New Sainik Schools in Partnership mode and signing of the Memorandum of Agreement with the Sainik Schools Society.
This information was given by Raksha Rajya Mantri Shri Ajay Bhatt in a written reply to Ms Indu Bala Goswami in Rajya Sabha on March 21, 2022.