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54 new central schools to come up

IANS | February 28, 2014, 03:51 PM IST
54 new central schools to come up

New Delhi :

As many as 54 new central schools would be opened across 17 states of the country.

The approval for opening of the new Kendriya Vidyalayas (KV) was given by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) at a meeting here Friday.

These 54 KVs would be located in 53 districts of the 17 states, an official release said here.

The total cost of opening of these new KVs is projected at Rs.9.2 billion. The non-recurring costs covering constructions cost, furniture and fixtures will be Rs.7.9 billion and recurring cost covering pay and allowance and other expenses will be Rs.1.3 billion.

These new KVs when fully functional will provide quality education to approximately 54,000 students in addition to 1,200,000 students already studying in the present central schools.

The main objective of the schools is to cater to the educational needs of children of transferable central government employees, including defence and para-military personnel, by providing a common programme of education, the release said.

There are at present 1,094 functional Kendriya Vidyalayas including three in Moscow, Kathmandu and Tehran.


The CCEA also approved setting up of 3500 model schools in Educationally Backward Blocks (EBBs) in 27 States/UTs with certain modifications.  This is under the scheme for setting up of 6000 model schools at block level as a benchmark of excellence.


This decision will ease the extra financial burden of the State / UT Governments resulting in effective implementation of the scheme and will also ensure flow of funds through the State / UT Governments.


For the year 2013-14, an amount of Rs.1000 crore has been allocated under the scheme. Any financial liability arising out of continuation of the present sharing pattern of 75:25 would be taken care of within the said allocation.


Each school will have 560 students.  The total beneficiaries for 3500 schools would therefore be 19.60 lakh students.


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