GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO-684
KVs and JNVs in all districts and subdivisions
684 . SHRI FAGGAN SINGH KULASTE
(a) whether Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs) and Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (JNVs) have been established in all districts and sub-divisional headquarters of the country;
(b) if so, the number of districts in the country where these schools have been established; and
(c) whether it is also a fact that the buildings of these schools have been constructed and if not, the details and number of such districts where the construction is yet to be completed?
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT (DR. SHASHI THAROOR)
(a) & (b): The Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs) are opened primarily to cater to the educational needs (upto the Senior Secondary Level in the Science, Humanities and Commerce streams) of the wards of transferable Central Government Employees, including Defence personnel, on the receipt of a proposal in prescribed proformae from the various Ministries of the Government of India/State Government/UTs committing the availability of requisite resources from their side for setting up a new KV as well as after securing the necessary sanction of the Government. The KVs are not opened on the criteria of state-wise/District-wise/Block-wise or backward and needy area wise etc. The Navodaya Vidyalaya Scheme provides for opening of one Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya (JNV) on an average in each district of the country. However, so far no JNV has been established in the state of Tamil Nadu. The number of KVs and JNVs established so far in various districts of the country is as follows:-
Name of Orgazinations Number of KVs/JNVs Number of districts covered
Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan 1091 495
Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti 586 576
(c): A total of 680 KVs and 515 JNVs are functioning from their own permanent buildings. The KVS does not construct its own building for the Vidyalayas running under the Projects Sector/ Institute of Higher Learning Categories. The construction of buildings for 264 KVs in 219 districts and 58 JNVs is yet to be completed.