Opening of Kendriya Vidyalayas and Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas
Proposals for opening of new Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs) are considered only if sponsored by Ministries or Departments of the Government of India / State Governments / Union Territories Administrations thereby committing resources for setting up a new KV as well as on the availability of necessary sanction of the Government. Consequent upon issuance of guidelines for selection of sites / locations for projects / Institutions / Schemes through challenge method, all proposals for opening of new KVs would also be considered in accordance with these guidelines.
The Navodaya Vidyalaya Scheme provides for opening of one Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya (JNV) in each district of the country. Opening of new JNVs is a continuous process which depends upon the willingness of the concerned State Government to make available requisite suitable land free of cost for construction of school buildings and required temporary accommodation (free of rent) to start the Vidyalaya. However, actual sanction and opening of new JNV depends on the availability of funds and approval by the Competent Authority. One JNV each has been sanctioned in all the districts of the country as on 31stMay 2014, excluding Tamil Nadu which has not yet accepted the Navodaya Vidyalaya Scheme.
There is no proposal at present to review the current policy and guidelines for opening of new KVs and JNVs.
At present, there are 1180 KVs and 660 JNVs sanctioned in the country. A statement showing the State / UT-wise details of the number of proposals received during the last three years for opening of new KVs is annexed.
No such target has been fixed.