MPs can now admit 10 students in Kendriya Vidyalayas

New Delhi: Members of Parliament would now get to admit as many as 10 students in Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs) as a proposal to raise the quota from the present six was approved by the government today.

The proposal was cleared at a meeting of the KV’s Board of Governors in the wake of increased demands by MPs, who have also made several representations in this regard to the HRD Ministry.

The MPs’ quota — enjoyed by both Lok Sabha and Raja Sabha MPs — was last increased in 2012 from two to six.

Earlier, HRD Minister Smriti Irani had informed Parliament that the proposal to increased the MPs’ quota from six to 10 was under consideration of her ministry.

The MPs quota has been considered a ticklish issue given that there are those who favour it even as others oppose it citing the need to ensure meritocracy in the over 1,000 KVs in the country.

A move by former HRD Minister Kapil Sibal to scrap the quota for MPs was met with stiff resistance following which he had to reverse the decision.


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