MINISTER OF HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT (SHRI M.M. PALLAM RAJU)
(a) to (e) A statement is laid on the Table of the House.
STATEMENT REFERRED TO IN REPLY TO PARTS (a) TO (e) OF THE LOK SABHA STARRED QUESTION NO. 325 RAISED BY SHRI BHOOPENDRA SINGH & SHRI P.K. BIJU, HON’BLE MPs TO BE ANSWERED ON 20.03.2013 REGARDING NORMS FOR OPENING OF KENDRIYA VIDYALAYAS
(a) The norms for opening of new Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs) are at Annexure-I & II.
(b) The KVs have consistently been performing excellently over the years as may be seen by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) results of students of KVs viz-a-viz other schools for the last three years, given below:-
Year 2010 2011 2012
X XII X XII X XII
KVs 96.64 91.13 99.21 93.42 99.36 94.13
Independent 91.79 79.42 98.65 81.63 99.20 80.11
(c) Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) in compliance with the Hon’ble Delhi High Court order’s dated 9th November 2012 in Writ Petition (c) No. 4194 of 2011 and Writ Petition (c) No. 801 of 2012 have revised the admission guidelines for 2013-14 providing for reservation of 25% of the seats for admission in class-I for children of weaker sections and disadvantaged group from the neighbourhood which includes SC/ ST/ EWS/ BPL/ OBC (Non Creamy Layer) / Disabled taken together without earmarking any specific quota for individual categories.
(d) & (e) Yes, Madam. These guidelines are in conformity with the provisions of the Right to Education Act 2009, which provides for admission to at least 25% of the annual class-I intake (or pre-primary section as the case may be) from children belonging to weaker sections and disadvantaged groups in the neighbourhood.