Pension Scheme for the employees of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (JNVs)

Pension Scheme for the employees of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (JNVs)


Number of various categories of posts in teaching as well as non-teaching categories in the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas..?

Whether persons appointed in JNVs prior to the year 2004 in teaching as well as non-teaching categories are not getting pension after retirement..?

The Ministry has replied to the questions above mentioned in Lok Sabha on 13.3.2013 as under

“The number of teaching as well as non-teaching categories of posts sanctioned in the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (JNVs) in the country is given below:-

Sl. No. Category Posts Sanctioned
1 Principal 584
2 Vice-Principal 395
3 Post Graduate Teacher (PGT) 4,332
4 Trained Graduate Teacher (TGT) 5,146
5 Misc. Categories teachers 3,056
6 Non-teaching staff 9,023
Total 22,536


The employees of JNVs appointed before 01.01.2004 have not been found eligible for the grant of pension under the CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 as the Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti (NVS), an autonomous organization, was registered after 01.01.1986, the cut-off date for determining the eligibility of employees of autonomous bodies, for pension under CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972. These employees have been representing for this pension and some sections of them had proceeded on strike with effect from 06.02.2013 for fulfillment of their demands, of which the major demand related to grant of pension. The strike has since been withdrawn with effect from 15.2.2013 after assurances from the Government that all their legitimate demands would be sympathetically considered in a time-bound manner.
The Government has approved the introduction of the New Pension Scheme (NPS) for all the regular employees of the NVS, joining on or after 1.4.2009. Those employees who had joined the Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti on a regular basis before 1.4.2009, including those appointed prior to the year 2004, shall have the option either to continue with the existing Contributory Provident Fund Scheme or to join the New Pension Scheme”.
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