Central Schools Scheme – Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan – CBSE
The second Central Pay Commission report submitted in 1959, in its report the commission has strongly recommended that the Central Government should encourage the growth of Education Schools with a common syllabus and medium of instruction for the benefit of the children of Central Government employeesliable to frequent transfers as well as other floating population in the country.
Finally the Union Cabinet approved the Central Schools Scheme on the 20th November, 1962.
The central schools scheme had envisaged that the management and property of the Central Schools should be transferred to an Autonomous Body, which would receive grants from the Government of India. In pursuance of this and also the recommendations of the Inter-departmental Committee, the Central School Organization (since renamed as Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan) was registered as an Autonomous Body under the Societies Registration Act, 1860, on the 5.12.1965.
The scheme for establishment of Central Schools was approved by the Government of India in 1962 and its implementation was started by the Ministry of Education in 1963 when 20 regimental schools run by the Ministry of Defence were taken over and converted into Central Schools or Kendriya Vidyalayas. Later on the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan an autonomous body was set up by the Ministry of Education.
During the academic year 2000-01, there are 854 Kendriya Vidyalayas with a student population of approximately 7.5 lakh. There are two Vidyalayas abroad, one each in Kathmandu and Moscow.
The Central Schools are being operated since 1965, under the name of Central Schools and are affiliated with CBSE and now the name has been changed and these schools are called Kendriya Vidyalayas. The syllabus and system of education is the same everywhere in all the Kendriya Vidyalyas.
The Headquarters is situated in New Delhi and known as Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (Central School Organization) and at present around 981 schools are functioning in which 977 are in India and remaining four are abroad in Moscow, Tehran and Kathmandu (Nepal).
At present around 11, 00000 students are studying in these school and around 50,000 employees in 21 regions are involved in this education system and headed by Asst. Commissioner.
One more benefit of these schools is that there is no tuition fees for boys up to class eight and for girls up to class 12 to those who belong to the SC/ST category list .
The main theme of these school is excellent education plus love, respect Compassion and above all non – Violence and lessons against terrorism as well as corruption
Delhi , Goa , Gujarat , Haryana ,Himachal Pradesh , Jammu and Kashmir , Jharkhand , Karnataka, Kerala, Lakshadweep , Madhya Pradesh , Maharashtra , Manipur , Meghalaya , Mizoram , Nagaland , Orissa , Pondicherry ,Punjab , Rajasthan , Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Tripura , Uttar Pradesh , Uttarakhand , West Bengal, Andaman And Nicobar Islands, Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh , Assam ,Bihar , Chandigarh , Chhattisgarh ,Dadra and Nagar Haveli , Daman and Diu and out side India , Russia , Kuwait , Iran and Nepal
The central committee approved these and will be completed in the period of Eleventh Five Year Plan (2007 – 2012) and decision from P.Chidambaram, Home Minister, says that it will benefit around 103,000 students throughout India. The meeting was chaired by Prime Minister Dr .Manmohan Singh and the cost for these new 107 Kendriya Vidyalayas will be around Rs 527 Crores and will gradually take Rs 280 approx at the end of 12 year plan. Let’s hope that the central government will do the job in a transparent way for the future of the students.