Setting Up of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas in Uncovered Districts is Now Approved by CCEA (Download PDF)


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Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved establishment of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya (JNV) in 62 uncovered districts with an outlay of Rs. 2871 crore. The expenses for this purpose will be Rs. 109.53 crore during the 12th Plan with the total outlay of Rs. 2761.56 crore from the year 2017 - 18 to 2024 - 25.

Opening of new JNV schools in 62 uncovered districts

Opening of New JNV Schools in 62 Uncovered Districts

Opening of new JNV schools in 62 uncovered districts

Highlights of JNV

  • JNVs with their residential nature will generate opportunities for the local vendors to supply of food, consumables, furniture, teaching material, etc.
  • It will also create large opportunity for local service providers like barbers, tailors, cobblers, labor for housekeeping and security services.
  • It will provide good quality modern education to the talented children notably from rural areas.
  • Will provide employment to 47 people and 62 JNVs will provide direct permanent employment to 2914 individuals.
  • JNVs are residential and co-educational in nature to all the staff and students who will reside in the Vidyalaya campus.
  • State Government aims to create master plan to construct 500-seater hostels in all the 85 tribal development blocks during the next three years.


  • There are 598 sanctioned JNVs in 576 districts spread across 35 States/UTs as on date, of which only 591 are functional.
  • The reservation of seats in favor of children belonging to SC/ST is provided in proportion to their population in the concerned district.
  • Reservation is subject to the condition that it is not less than the national reservation percentage (15 % for SC and 7.5 % for ST).
  • Each JNV has classes from VI to XII with a sanctioned strength of 80 students per class and total strength of 560 students. One third of the total seats are reserved for girls.
  • Admissions to JNVs in class VI is done through an entrance examination. Candidates selected from rural areas of the district fill at least 75 % of the seats in a district.

- Published/Last Modified on: November 25, 2016

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