Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) has decided to restore its earlier vacation calendar of 50 days of summer vacation, 10 days each of Dussehra holidays and winter break for its Kentriya Vidyalayas in nine out of 25 regions including those in the southern States. The decision was taken following the objections raised to the rescheduling of the vacation calendar from 2012-13 academic year, where summer holidays was reduced to 40 days, while winter holidays was increased to 20 days. Till the 2011-12 academic year, the KVs followed vacation calendar of 50 days of summer (May - June), 10 days for Dussehra and 10 days of winter holidays (December - January). In August 2011, the KVS rescheduled the vacation calendar to a summer vacation of 40 days, with 10 days of Dussehra and 20 days of winter break.
But this rescheduling was objected to by students, parents and teachers in few regions especially in the south. After getting feedback from the regional offices, the KVS decided to follow two separate vacation calendars.
As per the latest decision, the earlier vacation calendar will be restored in nine out of 25 regions which include Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Ahmadabad, Mumbai, Jabalpur, Raipur, Ernakulam and Bhubaneswar, where the summer vacation will be for 50 days from second week of May to June, 10 days of Dussehra and 10 days of winter break from December 24 to January 1.
In rest of the 16 regions of KVS including Delhi and Kolkata, the summer vacation will be for 40 days from third week of May to June, 10 days of Dussehra and 20 days of winter break from December 24 to January 12. The decision was taken at the meeting of Board of Governors of KVS headed by Union Minister for Human Resource Development M M Pallam Raju, held on December 28. The board also directed KVS to resubmit its proposal to hike fees in KVs after incorporating components like reasons for enhancement of fees, proposed utilisation of additional fund generated, no exemption to the wards of government employees as they are reimbursed from respective departments and to clearly define the exempted categories from payment of fees.