According to Press Trust of India report, the National Policy on Education, 1986 had planned on setting up of residential schools which were to be called Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas to provide quality education and nurture rural talent. So far, 638 districts across the country have been covered under the Navodaya Vidyalaya Scheme.
"A considerable amount of time has lapsed since the new JNVs were sanctioned in 2014 and so far only 40 proposals have been approved, which have been scheduled for completion by 2019. The work is not going as per schedule," the committee's report stated which was tabled in Lok Sabha today.
The committee also pointed out that 45 Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas were operating from temporary sites and directed the department to make sure that these schools were shifted to a permanent premise in the stipulated time. The committee also highlighted that more than 20 percent teaching and non-teaching posts were vacant in these schools and the efforts made by the department for recruitment was not sufficient.
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