JNVs, KVs to introduce 27 percent OBC quota from new academic session

Created On: Apr 3, 2020 10:28 IST
Modified on: Apr 3, 2020 10:30 IST
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studentsJNV KV Admission 2020-21: From the academic session 2020-21, JNVs and KVs across the country will have 27 percent seats for children from Other Backwards Classes (OBC). The reservation criteria will be implemented while during the admission process of students into Class 1. The Ministry of Human Resource and Development, Government of India has sent a letter to the Commissioner, Kendriya Vidyalaya Sngathan outlining the details of the policy to be implemented.

The decision to implement 27% OBC quota follows the recommendation of the Parliamentary Committee for the welfare of OBCs which submitted report on the same in December 2019. As per the reservation policy followed by the Kendriya Vidyalya Sangathan until now, all Kendriya Vidyalayas have 25 percent quota under the Right to Education or RTE act. Besides this, there are 15 percent seats reserved for children belonging to the Scheduled Caste category, 7.5% for children from Scheduled Tribe category and 3% category for the differently abled children. Apart from the reservations, five seats are filled on recommendation basis, from railways, defence, public sector companies etc.

The recent letter signed by DKD Rao, Deputy Secretary, dated 30th March 2020 which specified the change in admission guidelines that provided reservation to children from the OBC category for the first time. The letter from MHRD also specifies the number of seats that has to be filled against each category, 10 seats for RTE, 6 for SC, 3 for ST, and 11 for OBC. The reservation will be provided while following the guidelines for the filling up of seats among the five categories. The implementation of reservation will also depend on the service sector in which the grandparents or parents of the children are employed.

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