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1200 KVS Seats To Be Filled Under Discretionary Quota

Written by: Staff
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New Delhi, Mar 24 (UNI) As many as 1200 seats in Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan schools will be filled through the Human Resource Development Minister's discretionary quota to be managed by a three member committee, it was announced today.

Under norms approved by HRD Minister Arjun Singh, who is also KVS Chairman, ''due representation'' while giving admission will be given to: -- Children belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tibes, Other Backward Classes and Minorities; -- Disabled Children; -- Girls who are single children of their parents; -- Children of single parent; -- Children victims of natural calamity or mass violence during last one year; and -- Children whose parents serve in uniformed forces and are posted in anti-insurgency operations.

Priority in admissions will additionally be given to: -- Recipients of National Bravery Award or of Balshree Award; -- Child whose parent is a teacher and recipient of National Award for Teachers; and -- Children who have shown special talent in the fine arts and have been recognised at the National or State level.

The guidelines can be viewed on website www.kvsangathan.nic.in.

The Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan Board of Governors met eight months ago-- on July eight-- and fixed the Sangathan Chairman's Discretionary Quota for Special Admissions at 1200.

At his request, the Board met again three months ago-- December 14-- and decided that powers of Special Admissions be exercised by a three member committee.

The Minister has constituted a Committee under the Chairmanship of Joint Secretary (Secondary Education) with KVS Comissioner as Member and Joint Commissioner (Admn.) as Member-Secretary.

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