More schools in the line of Delhi based Sanskriti School will be up in pipeline for the central government, which will be established in different parts of the country serving children of civil servants. The decision was taken keeping in mind the problems faced by officers of civil services, who on transfers need to relocate to a new locations and hurts the academic year of their children as it becomes tough to get admission in any school mid-session.
According to the draft policy issued by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) it said, “It is, therefore, the view of the government is that as a welfare measure the Government of India should also encourage and support opening of Sanskriti type schools in other parts of the country.” The children of workers in the Armed forces have also been benefitted by similar initiatives taken in the past, which had looked after their education needs. Under the ageist of Army Welfare Education Society, Navy Education Society and IAF Educational and Cultural Society, the children of Army, Navy and Air force workers get educated in the country.
The schools would be set up in the state capitals of the various states in the country and would be initiated by the state government. It is not necessary to set up such schools in every state capital though. The draft further said, “Even though Kendriya Vidyalayas exist in several cities of the country to cater to the educational needs of wards of government employees, these do not fulfill the objectives to resolve the problems of transferable central government employees.”
Support from central government would only come to setting up these schools, only if the number of officers posted in the capital city is high and the government feels the need to intervene. Presently Lucknow and Shillong are going to have such schools as lands have been acquired for the schools in both the places by the state government.
Sanskriti School in Delhi was initiated in the year 1998, for the wards of IAS, IFS, IRS, IPS officers who come to Delhi on transfer. Over 2,834 children study at various classes in this school presently, which offers education upto class XII.
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