Performances of Rastriya Military Schools and Sainik Schools
The aim of Rashtriya Military Schools (RMSs) is to impart quality education and to prepare the cadets to join the Defence Services. No Rashtriya Military School has been opened since 1962 after a decision was taken to open one Sainik School in each state. Hence, there are no laid down criteria / guidelines for opening of more Rashtriya Military Schools. The scheme to establish Sainik Schools was introduced in 1961 with the primary aim of preparing boys academically, physically and mentally for entry into the National Defence Academy. The main objectives of the scheme are to remove regional imbalance in the officer cadre of the defence services and bring public school eduction within the reach of the common man. Sainik Schools are established on receipt of a request from a State Government agreeing to provide land along with funds for the creation and maintenance of basic infrastructure, purchase of equipments and other facilities besides scholarships for the cadets belonging to the State.
The review of the performance of Rashtriya Military Schools and Sainik Schools is an ongoing process which is done by Director General Military Training in case of RMSs and Inspecting Officer Sainik Schools Society in case of Sainik Schools by way of carrying out inspections. Further, in order to improve performance, there are in-service training for teachers, workshops / conferences for Principals and other administrative staff, special coaching for NDA entrance examination, etc. The results both in the board examinations and NDA entrance examination have been satisfactory.