Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan decided to keep the teachers inside the school campus for 7:30 hours per day. In the 91st meeting of Board of Governors held on 19.01.2012, the KVS has instructed all KV teachers to attend the school for 7:30 hours per day.
These new norms will take effect from April 01, 2012. Teachers argue that if the students are not there whom they will teach as there is no change in teaching time. The school timings for students will be remaining same as 6 hours and 10 minutes.
The sangathan argues that RTE Act 2009 envisages 45 hours of work per week i.e. 7 Hours and 30 minutes par day. This includes planning/ preparation/ checking and other follow up work. School functions for 6 hours and 10 minutes therefore teachers may be retained after school hours for additional 1 hour and 20 minutes which can be used for planning/ preparation/ checking/ follow-up word and for ensuring safe arrival and exit of students before and after the school hours.