62 Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas in 62 uncovered districts was approved by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday.
5 states which will get these new JNVs are Chhattisgarh 11, Gujarat 8 and Delhi 7. J&K and Uttar Pradesh will also get 5 JNVs each. Several other states will also get these Central Government run schools.
According to the official statement, this project of opening 62 JNVs comes with an outlay of Rs 2,871 crore.
According to the statement, the expenditure for this purpose during the 12th Plan will be Rs 109.53 crore with a spill over amount of Rs 2,761.56 crore from 2017-18 to 2024-25.
"These JNVs will provide good quality modern education to the talented children prominently from rural areas. It is expected that nearly 35,000 students will be benefited from these JNVs," the statement said.
A full fledged Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya provide employment to 47 persons and accordingly 62 JNVs will provide direct permanent employment to 2914 individuals, it added.
The JNVs are residential and co-educational institutions and it is compulsory for the employed staff and students to reside in the campus of the schools.
At present, there are 598 sanctioned JNVs out of which 591 are funtional across 35 states and Union Territories.
At least 75 per cent of the seats in a district are filled by candidates selected from rural areas of the district.
The reservation for SC and ST students is these schools are provided based on the proportion of the population of the concerned district subject to the condition that in no district such reservation is less tham the national reservation percentage. Also these schoos reserve one third of the total seats for girl students.