NOIDA– The union cabinet has shown green signal to the proposal of setting up 50 new Kendriya Vidyalayas all over India under defence and civil sectors. As per the statement issued by union government, once these new KVs start their operation, it will enable at least 50,000 new students to take the quality education.
While announcing this declaration, Union Minister Arun Jaitley stated that the areas spotted for setting up these new schools are mostly the hotbeds of left wing extremism as well as at the places where heavy force of CRPF (Central Reserve Police Force) has been deployed.
Presently, there are over 12,000 KVs in India and three operating abroad.
According to PTI report, the five-year budget for setting up new 50 KVs and salary of the staff will be Rs. 1,579.9 crores to be allocated by central government.
The breakup of the allocated budget would be Rs. 1,241 crore for construction of new buildings and remaining Rs. 338 crore for staff salary. “The teachers and other staff will be hired on contractual basis initially until the permanent staff recruitment is formally done”, mentioned by an official from PTI.
The new KV’s, as per the proposal, are supposed to be set up at Sonitpur and Darrang in Assam, Gaya and Supaul in Bihar, Yamunanagar, Gurgaon and Sonepat in Haryana, Bilaspur and Kondagaon in Chhattisgarh, Mandsaur and Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh, Agar-Malwa, Alirajpur, Anuppur, Sepahijala in Tripura, Coimbatore, Tiruppur, Shivgangai and Madurai in Tamil Nadu, Udham Singh Nagar and Champawat in Uttarakhand, and Hamirpur, Lakhimpur Kheri, Agra and Behraich in Uttar Pradesh.
Also, more KV are planned at Koderma, Sarai Kelakharsawan and West Singhbhum in Jharkhand, Siligudi in West Bengal, Belgaum and Bengaluru in Karnataka, Guntur in Andhra Pradesh, Pratapgarh amd Dausa in Rajasthan, Anjaw, Namsai and Upper Subansari in Arunachal Pradesh, Doda in Jammu and Kashmir, Mandi in Himachal Pradesh, Ganjam, and Rayagada in Odisha, and Ernakulam in Kerala, Gadchiroli in Maharashtra and Keonjhar.