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Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA)
23-November-2016 20:27 IST
Cabinet approves setting up of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas in 62 uncovered districts of the country

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has approved opening of one Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya (JNV) in each of the 62 uncovered districts with an outlay of Rs

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has approved opening of one Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya (JNV) in each of the 62 uncovered districts with an outlay of Rs.2,871 crore.

 

The expenditure for this purpose during the 12th Plan will be Rs.109.53 crore with a spill over amount of Rs.2,761.56 crore from 2017-18 to 2024-25.  These JNVs will provide good quality modern education to the talented children prominently from rural areas.  It is expected that nearly 35,000 students will  be benefitted from these JNVs.

 

A full fledged Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya provide employment to 47 persons and accordingly 62 JNVs will provide direct permanent employment to 2914 individuals.

 

As JNVs are residential and co-educational in nature, it is compulsory for all the staff and students to reside in the Vidyalaya campus.  Due to its residential nature, each JNV will generate opportunities to the local vendors for supply of essential commodities such as food, consumables, furniture, teaching material etc. It will also create large opportunity for local service providers such as barber, tailor cobbler, manpower for housekeeping and security services  etc.

 

Background:

 

As on date, there are 598 sanctioned JNVs in 576  districts spread across 35 States / Union Territories.  Out of these, 591 are functional.  Each JNV has classes from VI to XII with a sanctioned strength of 80 students per class and total strength of 560 students.  Admissions to JNVs in class VI are done through an entrance examination.   At least 75% of the seats in a district are filled by candidates selected from rural areas of the district. 

 

Further, reservation of seats in favour of children belonging to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes is provided in proportion to their population in the concerned district subject to the condition that in no district such reservation is less than the national reservation percentage (15% for SC and 7.5% for ST).  One third of the total seats are reserved for girls.

 

List of the 62 uncovered districts in the country where new JNVs will be opened

S.No.

 

STATE

 

NAME OF DISTRICT

 

1.

 

Andaman & Nicobar

 

1. South Andaman

 

2.

 

Arunachal Pradesh

 

2. Tirap

 

 

 

 

 

3. Capital Complex (Itanagar)

 

3.

 

Karnataka

 

4. Kolar

 

 

 

 

 

5. Ramanagara                    

 

 

 

 

 

6. Gulbarga

 

4.

 

Delhi

 

7. East Delhi

 

 

 

 

 

8.West Delhi

 

 

 

 

 

9. North Delhi

 

 

 

 

 

10. South Delhi

 

 

 

 

 

11. North East Delhi

 

 

 

 

 

12. Shahdara

 

 

 

 

 

13. South East Delhi

 

5.

 

Rajasthan

 

14. Pratapgarh

 

6.

 

Haryana

 

15. Palwal

 

7.

 

West Bengal

 

16. Malda

 

 

 

 

 

17. Jalpaiguri

 

8.

 

Jharkhand

 

18. Ramgarh

 

 

 

 

 

19. Khunti

 

9.

 

Vlaharashtra

 

20. Bhandara

 

10.

 

Gujarat

 

21.Surat

 

 

 

 

 

22. Dwarka

 

 

 

 

 

23. Junagarh

 

 

 

 

 

24. Botad

 

 

 

 

 

25. Mahisagar

 

 

 

 

 

26. Chota Udaipur

 

 

 

 

 

27. Morbi

 

 

 

 

 

28. Sabar Kantha

 

11.

 

Chattisgarh

 

29. Narayanpur (Bastar)

 

 

 

 

 

30. Bijapur (Dantewada)

 

 

 

 

 

31. Balodabazar

 

 

 

 

 

32. Gariyaband

 

 

 

 

 

33.  Bemetara

 

 

 

 

 

34. Balod

 

 

 

 

 

35. Mungeli

 

 

 

 

 

36. Sukma

 

 

 

 

 

37. Kondagaon

 

 

 

 

 

38. Balrampur

 

 

 

.

 

39. Surguja

 

12.

 

Madhya Pradesh

 

40. Singrauli

 

 

 

 

 

41. Jhabua

 

 

 

 

 

42. Agar Malwa

 

13.

 

Punjab

 

43. Gurdaspur

 

-

 

 

 

44. Fazilaka

 

14.

 

Jammu & Kashmir

 

45. Srinagar

 

 

 

 

 

46. Bandipura

 

 

 

 

 

47. Ramban

 

 

 

 

 

48. Kishtwar

 

 

 

 

 

49. Phulwama

 

15.

 

Uttar Pradesh

 

50. Kasganj

 

 

 

 

 

51. Sultanpur

 

 

 

 

 

52. Shamli

 

 

 

 

 

53. Hapur

 

 

 

 

 

54. Badayun

 

16.

 

Tripura

 

55. Shepahijala

 

 

 

 

 

56. Unakoti

 

 

 

 

 

57. West Tripura

 

 

 

 

 

58. South Tripura

 

18.

 

Meghalaya

 

59. East Jantia Hills

 

 

 

 

 

60. South West Khasi Hills

 

 

 

 

 

61. South West Garo Hills

 

 

 

 

 

62. North Garo Hills

 

 

 

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