NEW DELHI: Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar on Thursday said that the due to shortage of land in metros, the government has decided to relax the land requirement norms that would require less space to build new Kendriya Vidyalayas (Central Schools) in the country.
The minister said the land requirement in six metro cities will now be 2.5 acres instead of present four acres and five acres instead of eight acres in other places across the country.
Laying the foundation stone of a Kendriya Vidyalaya in Shahdara in east Delhi here on Thursday, Javadekar said in view of shortage of teaching staff the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan has begun process of recruiting more than 6000 teachers, which would be notified and filled up shortly.
Javadekar said the government is working actively on providing quality education to students as it believes that only a proper and quality education has the potential of developing a good citizen with strong character.
"There was a need for improving and providing quality education to students across the country on a priority basis," he said.
Javadekar said for providing better admission opportunity, the admission process is being simplified. The process of filling up forms has been made online from this session so that people do not have to run from pillar to post to get their wards admitted in Kendriya Vidyalayas. He said a link in this regard has been put up on the website of Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan.