Cabinet approves setting up of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas in 62 uncovered districts of the country

Cabinet approves setting up of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas in 62 uncovered districts of the country

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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.


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

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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