Approval for 54 KVs, 3,500 Model Schools
The Centre on Friday approved opening of 54 new Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs) and financial support of Rs 434 crore for establishing four new National Institutes of Design (NID) at Vijayawada (Andhra Pradesh) Jorhat (Assam), Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) and Kurukshetra (Haryana).
The meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan, Singh approved 3,500 model schools in Educationally Backward Blocks (EBBs) in 27 States/UTs with certain modifications. This is under the scheme for setting up 6,000 model schools at block level as a benchmark of excellence.
The Cabinet also approved the amendments suggested by the Parliamentary standing committee to the Nalanda University Bill, which included increasing the number of members of the governing board and restricting immunities and privileges only from the date of signing headquarters pact.