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JNV's to get 5000 more seats

NEW DELHI: As according to the Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry, a proposal to increase five,000 seats in Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (JNV's) has been licensed 'in-principle' and is at advanced stage of approval. The Minister of State (HRD), Dr Satya Pal Singh lately stated in a written reply to a Lok Sabha query that his ministry received the proposal from the Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti (NVS) for increasing the intake of scholars at Class 6 stage within the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas via 10% from the academic session 2019-20 resulting in addition of about five,000 seats.

5000 more seats will make the full choice of seats over 51,000. The choice of seats to be had at JNVs was 46,600, lately.

In the last four years there was an addition of 9000 seats and with the addition of 5000 seats the full choice of seats added to JNVs in last five years might be 14000 seats.

In the following four years, the federal government is likely so as to add 32000 more seats, according to an previous file.

The minister stated the federal government has also conveyed its approval to the NVS for engagement of two counsellors according to school (1 male and 1 female) in the entire practical JNVs, on outsourcing basis.

"The Central government has launched an integrated centrally sponsored scheme for school education- Samagra Siksha w.e.f. 2018-19 with the key objectives of quality education and improvement in learning levels," the minister added.

"Under this scheme, the State governments and UTs are supported on several interventions to improve teaching standards, regular in-service teachers' training, induction training for newly recruited teachers, ICT facilities in schools, introduction of vocational educational component at secondary level etc.," he stated.

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