CCEA approves opening of 54 new KVs in 12 FYP
The Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved the opening of 54 new Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs) during the 12th Five Year Plan. The KVs are considered as model schools in terms of physical infrastructure, teaching resources, curriculum and academic performance.
New Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs)
- Will be located in 53 districts in 17 States.
- Objective: To cater to the educational needs of children of transferable Central Government employees including defense and para-military personnel by providing a common programme of education.
- Cost of the project: Rs. 927.40 crore.
- These new KVs when fully functional will provide quality education to approximately 54,000 students in addition to 12 lakhs students already studying in the present KVs.
The CCEA also approved setting up of 3500 model schools in backward districts in the country to provide quality education.
Note: At present, there are 1094 functional Kendriya Vidyalayas including three in Moscow, Kathmandu and Tehran.
Categories: India Current Affairs 2017