New Delhi: The central government has scrapped the quota allowed for Members of Parliaments for admission to the schools run by the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangatan. Fresh guidelines have been issued for the academic process for the upcoming academic year.
The government also removed the special provision that allowed admission for the children and dependent grandchildren of MPs, wards of employees of the Ministry of Education and the discretionary quota of the school management committee chairman.
Meanwhile, the quota and special provisions for the children of recipients of Param Vir Chakra, Mahavir Chakra, Vir Chakra, Ashok Chakra, Korti Chakra and Shaurya Chakra; recipients of national bravery awards; children of Research and Analysis Wing employees; children of central government employees who died in harness and children who have shown unique talent in fine arts, have been retained.
The children orphaned due to COVID-19 will be considered for admission in KVs under the PM CARES scheme. Accordingly, admission will be given to 10 students per KV based on a list given by the district collector.
Earlier, an MP could recommend up to 10 children for admission for classes 1 to 9. Even though the quota system was scrapped twice earlier, it was reinstated. The special quota that entitled the central Education Minister to recommend students to KV was removed earlier.