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ANSWERED ON:  19.07.2021
Kendriya Vidyalayas and Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas
Dhal Singh Bisen
Lavu Sri Krishna Devarayalu
Ramesh Chandra Majhi
Mahesh Sahoo
Achyutananda Samanta
Will the Minister of

Education be pleased to state:-

(a) the number of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas and Kendriya Vidyalayas opened in the country from 2014 onwards till date, Constituency-wise including Nabarangpur Parliamentary constituency of Odisha ;
(b) whether the Government proposes to set up new JNV in every district/ sub-division/ block headquarters of Odisha in the coming years and if so, the details of the timeline therefor ;
(c) whether any memorandum has been submitted for a new KV in Talcher District and if so, the reaction of the Government thereto ;
(d) whether the Government proposes to upgrade the existing KV and JNV by providing digital libraries and modernized laboratory equipments etc. and if so, the details thereof; and
(e) whether the JNV in Odisha are running with teachers on contract basis to meet the shortage of teachers and if so, the details thereof and if not, the details of teacher strength in these schools?




(a) 158 Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs) and 61 Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (JNVs) have been opened in the country from 2014 onwards till date. KVs and JNVs are not opened constituency-wise. State/UT-wise details of KVs and JNVs opened from 2014 onwards till date including State of Odisha are annexed.
(b) The Navodaya Vidyalaya Scheme envisages opening of one JNV in each district of the country. All the 30 districts of State of Odisha have already been covered with Navodaya Vidyalaya Scheme and an additional JNV has also been functional in Scheduled Tribes concentrated Malkangiri district.
(c) Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) has informed that the proposal for opening of a new KV in Talcher was received from the State Government of Odisha. The proposal has been referred back to the State Government for removal of discrepancies.
(d) e-Granthalaya, a digital platform developed by National Informatics Centre provides a complete ICT solution with integrated library management software, a digital library module and cloud hosting environment. e-Granthalaya software has been installed in the libraries of the KVs and 603 Navodaya Vidyalayas in the country. e-Granthalaya software is being used for issue and receipt of library books and maintenance of records of books in digital mode. Upgradation and modernization of laboratories in the KVs and JNVs is a continuous process and the work is taken up in a phased manner as per requirement.
(e) Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti has informed that 206 teachers are engaged on short-term contract basis to fill up the vacant teaching posts immediately to avoid any academic loss of students.

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