States Having No Kendriya Vidyalaya
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF EDUCATION
DEPARTMENT OF SCHOOL EDUCATION & LITERACY
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.769
ANSWERED ON 12.12.2022
STATES HAVING NO KENDRIYA VIDYALAYAS
- SHRI ASHOK KUMAR RAWAT:
Will the Minister of EDUCATION be pleased to state:
(a) whether there are some Parliamentary constituencies in the country where there is no Kendriya Vidyalaya especially in Uttar Pradesh;
(b) if so, the names of such Parliamentary constituencies, State-wise especially in Uttar Pradesh;
(c) whether the Government has any proposal to set up at least one Kendriya Vidyalaya in all the Parliamentary constituencies;
(d) if so, the details in this regard; and
(e) if not, the reasons therefor?
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION (SMT. ANNPURNA DEVI)
(a) & (b) Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) has informed that there is no Kendriya Vidyalaya (KV) in 99 Parliamentary Constituencies, including 22 Parliamentary Constituencies in Uttar Pradesh. State/UT-wise details are annexed.
(c) to (e) Opening of new KVs is a continuous process. KVs are opened primarily to cater to the educational needs of the wards of transferable Central Government Employees including Defence & Para-military personnel, Central Autonomous Bodies, Central Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) and Central Institute of Higher Learning (IHL) by providing a common programme of education throughout the country. KVs are not set-up Parliamentary Constituency wise. Proposals for opening of new KVs may be sponsored by Ministries or Departments of the Government of India / State Governments/ Union Territories (UTs) Administrations, committing resources for setting up a new KV. The proposals received from various sponsoring authorities found fulfilling the mandatory pre-requisites for opening of new KVs have to compete with other such proposals under the “Challenge Method” and also subject to approval of the competent authority.