Opening of Kendriya Vidyalaya / Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya : Loksabha
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT
STARRED QUESTION NO: 47
ANSWERED ON: 06.02.2017
Opening of Kendriya Vidyalaya/ Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya
MANOJ KUMAR TIWARI
Will the Minister of HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT be pleased to state:-
(a) whether the Government is considering to review their current policy and guidelines for opening more Kendriya and Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas in the country and if so, the details thereof ;
(b) the number of Kendriya Vidyalayas and Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas in the country at present along with number of proposals received from various State Governments to open new vidyalayas in their respective States during the last three years, State/UT/ district-wise;
(c) whether the Government has fixed any target for opening new Kendriya Vidyalayas in the country during the next five years and if so, the details thereof, State/UT-wise; and
(d) whether the Government has approved opening of one Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya in each of the uncovered districts of the country and if so, the details thereof, State/UT-wise along with the number of students expected to be benefitted by this move of the Government?
MINISTER OF HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT
(SHRI PRAKASH JAVADEKAR)
(a) to (d) A statement is laid on the Table of the House.
STATEMENT REFERRED TO IN REPLY TO PARTS (a) TO (d) OF THE LOK SABHA STARRED QUESTION NO. 47 RAISED BY SHRI MALLIKARJUN KHARGE & SHRI MANOJ TIWARI HON’BLE MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT TO BE ANSWERED ON 6TH FEBRUARY, 2017 REGARDING OPENING OF KENDRIYA VIDYALAYA / JAWAHAR NAVODAYA VIDYALAYA.
(a) to (d): As per norms for the opening of new Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs) under Civil / Defence sector, the concerned sponsoring authority is liable to provide suitable and sufficient rent free temporary accommodation for setting up of the newly sanctioned KV to make the school functional till the construction of permanent building by Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) on the land to be provided by the sponsoring agency, free of cost. The identified and demarcated land is also required to be transferred by the State Government / District Authority to KVS.
Proposals for opening of new KVs are considered only if sponsored by Ministries or Departments of the Government of India / State Governments / Union Territories Administrations and Organization of employees belonging to the eligible categories thereby committing resources for setting up a new KV as well as on the availability of necessary sanction of the Government.
At present, there are 1139 KVs in the country including 3 non-functional i.e. (i) Gulmarg at Tanmarg (J&K) (ii) Central University of Rajasthan at Bandarsindri, District Ajmer, Rajasthan and (iii) KIOCL Kudremukh, Karnataka. The number of proposals received from various State Governments/UT Administrations to open new KV in their respective States / UTs during the last three years are annexed.
The Navodaya Vidyalaya Scheme provides for opening of one Navodaya Vidyalaya in each district of the country. Opening of new JNVs is a continuous process which depends on the willingness of the concerned State Government to make available requisite suitable land free of cost of construction of school buildings and required temporary accommodation (free of rent) to start the Vidyalaya. However, actual sanction and opening of new JNV depends on the availability of funds and approval by the Competent Authority. One JNV each has been sanctioned in all the districts of the country as on 31st May 2014, excluding Tamil Nadu which has not yet accepted the Navodaya Vidyalaya Scheme.
As on date 660 JNVs have been sanctioned in the country out of which 594 are functional. These include 62 new JNVs for the uncovered districts as on 31st May 2014, which was sanctioned in 2016. JNV functioning at full strength can accommodate 80 students in each class, from Classes VI to XII and therefore a full fledged Navodaya Vidyalaya can enroll / accommodate 560 students. Accordingly, once these 62 JNVs are made fully functional, a total of 34,720 students are likely to be accommodated upto class XII.
Source : Loksabha Portal