THE CABINET Committee on Economic Affairs has approved the opening of 107 new Kendriya Vidyalayas (Central Schools) which is under the Ministry of Human Resource Development (India).
The schools are being operated since 1965, under the name of Central Schools and are affiliated with CBSE and now the name has been changed and these schools are called Kendriya Vidyalayas. The syllabus and system of education is the same everywhere in all the Kendriya Vidyalyas.
The Headquarters is situated in New Delhi and known as Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (Central School Organization) and at present around 981 schools are functioning in which 977 are in India and remaining four are abroad in Moscow, Tehran, Kuwait and Kathmandu (Nepal).
At present around 11, 00000 students are studying in these school and around 50,000 employees in 21 regions are involved in this education system and headed by Asst. Commissioner.
One more benefit of these schools is that there is no tuition fees for boys up to class eight and for girls up to class 12 to those who belong to the SC/ST category list .
The main theme of these school is excellent education plus love, respect Compassion and above all non – Violence and lessons against terrorism as well as corruption
Delhi , Goa , Gujarat , Haryana ,Himachal Pradesh , Jammu and Kashmir , Jharkhand , Karnataka, Kerala, Lakshadweep , Madhya Pradesh , Maharashtra , Manipur , Meghalaya , Mizoram , Nagaland , Orissa , Pondicherry ,Punjab , Rajasthan , Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Tripura , Uttar Pradesh , Uttarakhand , West Bengal, Andaman And Nicobar Islands, Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh , Assam ,Bihar , Chandigarh , Chhattisgarh ,Dadra and Nagar Haveli , Daman and Diu and out side India , Russia , Kuwait , Iran and Nepal
The central committee approved these and will be completed in the period of Eleventh Five Year Plan (2007 – 2012) and decision from P.Chidambaram, Home Minister, says that it will benefit around 103,000 students throughout India. The meeting was chaired by Prime Minister Dr .Manmohan Singh and the cost for these new 107 Kendriya Vidyalayas will be around Rs 527 Crores and will gradually take Rs 280 approx at the end of 12 year plan. Let’s hope that the central government will do the job in a transparent way for the future of the students.