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नवोदय विद्यालय समिति

Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti

( An Autonomous Body Under MHRD ) Government Of India
Planets Lucknow Jaipur Bhopal Chandigarh Patna Shillong Hyderabad Pune

The Navodaya Vidyalaya system is a unique experiment, unparalleled in the annals of school Education in India and elsewhere. Navodaya Vidyalayas are run by Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti which is an Autonomous Organization under the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Department of Literacy and School Education. The Samiti is having its Headquarter at NOIDA (UP) and eight Regional Offices at Bhopal, Chandigarh, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Lucknow, Patna, Pune and Shillong.

Co-educational residential schools called `Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas’

  • One in every district of the Country.
  • Location – in rural areas.
  • Free education including boarding & lodging.
  • Medium of Instruction – Regional Language from Class-VI to VIII and Hindi & English thereafter.
  • Student Exchange Programme – Migration of 30% students at Class-IX for one academic year from Hindi speaking districts to non-Hindi speaking districts and vice-versa.

One of the important features of the Navodaya Vidyalaya Scheme is the Migration Scheme of students from one Navodaya Vidyalaya in a particular linguistic region to another Vidyalaya in a different linguistic region. It aims at promoting understanding of the diversity and plurality of India’s culture and people amongst the students. According to the Scheme, 30% of children from one JNV are migrated to another JNV at Class – IX level. Migration takes place generally between Hindi Speaking and Non- Hindi Speaking districts. In the Hindi-speaking districts, the third language taught is the language of the students migrating to that Vidyalaya from a non-Hindi region. In non-Hindi regions, JNVs follow the normal three-language formula, viz. regional language, Hindi and English with Hindi/English as medium from Class-VIII or IX.

Sr. No. Region Sanctioned Functional Non Functional New sanction
1. Bhopal 112 98   14
2. Chandigarh 59 52   07
3. Hyderabad 77 73   04
4. Jaipur 65 56   09
5. Lucknow 89 83 1 05
6. Patna 85 81   04
7. Pune 73 63 1 09
8. Shillong 100 89 1 10
Total 660 595 3 62

Established in 1985-86 with two JNVs now grown to 60 JNVs located in 28 States & 07 UTs of the Country

Target Opening of one JNV in each district of the country Opening of additional JNV in districts having large concentration of SC/ST population Two JNVs opened in Manipur State as a Special Case Total
Total number of districts notified up to 31.05.2014 (excluding Tamil Nadu which has not yet accepted the Scheme) including 06 districts with only urban population. 644 - - 644
No. Of districts covered / JNVs sanctioned 576+62 = 638 20 02 660
No. Of JNVs functional 573 20 02 595
No. Of JNVs non-functional 3+62 =65 0 0 03 +62 =65
No. Of JNVs functioning & shifted to permanent site 546 9 0 555
No. Of JNVs functioning at temporary site 27 11 2 40
Total = 3+4 (6 cities having only urban population) 638 20 02 660

A statement showing the state wise /UT wise break up of JNVs sanctioned is as under -

S. No. State No. of JNVs Sanctioned No. of JNVs Functional New JNVs sanctioned during 2016
I II I II No. of Districts District
1 A & N ISLAND 3   2   1 South Andaman
2 ANDHRA PRADESH 13 2 13 2    
3 ARUNACHAL PRADESH 18   16   2 01. Tirap (Existing JNV in Longding)
02. Capital Complex (Itanagar)
4 ASSAM 27 1 26 1    
5 BIHAR 38 1 38 1    
6 CHANDIGARH 1   1      
7 CHHATTISGARH 27 1 16 1 11 1. Narayanpur (Bastar) 2. Bijapur (Dantewara) 3.Balodabazar 4. Gariyaband 5. Bemetara 6. Balod 7. Mungeli 8. Sukma 9. Kondagaon 10. Balrampur 11. Surguja (existing school in Surajpur)
8 D & N HAVELI 1   1      
9 DAMAN & DIU 2   2      
10 DELHI 9   2   9(-2) 1. East Delhi 2. West Delhi 3. North Delhi 4. South Delhi 5. North East Delhi 6. Shahdara 7. South East Delhi
11 GOA 2   2   0  
12 GUJARAT 33 1 24 1 8 1 . Dwarka 2. Junagarh 3. Botad 4. Mahisagar 5. Chota Udaipur 6. Morbi 7. Sabar Kantha 8. Surat
13 HARYANA 21   20   1 PALWAL
14 HIMACHAL PRADESH 12   12      
15 JAMMU & KASHMIR 22 1 17 1 5 1. Srinagar 2. Bandipura 3. Ramban 4. Kishtwar 5. Phulwama
16 JHARKHAND 24 2 22 2 2 1. Ramgarh 2. Khunti
17 KARNATAKA 30 1 27 1 3 1. Kolar 2. Ramanagara 3. Gulbarga
18 KERALA 4   14      
19 LAKSHADWEEP 1   1      
20 MADHYA PRADESH 51 2 48 2 3 1. Singrauli 2. Jhabua 3. Agar Malwa
21 MAHARASHTRA 33 1 32 1 3 (-2*) 1. Bhandara
22 MANIPUR 9 2 9 2    
23 MEGHALAYA 11 1 7 1 4 1. East Jantia Hills 2. South West Khasi Hills 3. South West Garo Hills 4. North Garo Hills
24 MIZORAM 8   8      
25 NAGALAND 11   11      
26 ORISSA 30 1 30 1    
27 PONDICHERRY 4   4      
28 PUNJAB 22 1 20 1 2 1. Gurdaspur 2. Fazilaka
29 RAJASTHAN 33 2 32 2 1 Pratapgarh
30 SIKKIM 4   4      
31 TELANGANA 9   9   (-1)  
32 TRIPURA 8   4   4 1. Shepahijala 2. Unakoti 3. West Tripura 4. South Tripura
33 UTTAR PRADESH 75 1 69 1 5 1. Kanshiram Nagar (Kasganj) 2. Sultanpur 3. Prabudh Nagar (Shamli) 4. Panchsheel Nagar (Hapur) 5. Badayun (existing JNV in Bhim Nagar(Sambhal) 28.09.2011 & name change 30.07.2012)
34 UTTARAKHAND 13   13      
35 WEST BENGAL 19 1 17 1 3(-1) 1. Malda 2. Jalpaiguri (existing JNV in Alipurdwar)
Total 638 22# 573 22
G. TOTAL 660 595

30 acres of land (relaxable on case to case basis) free of cost along with sufficient temporary accommodation to run the Vidyalaya for 3-4 years or till own buildings are constructed.


All Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas are affiliated to CBSE


At Class-VI level through an admission test conducted by CBSE on All India basis. 75% seats reserved for rural students. Reservation for SC & ST as per actual population in the district concerned subject to a minimum of national average but subject to a maximum of 50% for both the categories (S.C. & S.T.) taken together. 33% seats reserved for girls and 03 seats for disabled children.

Lateral admission started in Class IX (2003) and XI (2005) against vacancies.

Number 154347 99584 198828 55103 141022 63375 49534 253931
% 60.78 39.22 78.30 21.70 55.53 24.96 19.51 100
No of JNVs 528
No of students appeared 28086
No of students Passed 26887
No of students with First Division 24004
Pass Percent 95.87
First Division 85.47%
No of students getting Centum 110
No of JNVs with 100% pass 223
No of JNVs 580
No of students appeared 38557
No of students qualified 38473
No of students with CGPA> 6 37837
Pass Percent 99.78%
CGPA 6 and above 98.13%
Students getting perfect score 10/10 3928
No of JNVs with 100% pass 540
Appearing in JEE Main 9757
Qualified in JEE Main 3563
Qualified in JEE Advanced 1176
Appearing in NEET 14183
Qualified in NEET 11875


Name of the student JNV University selected for Program
Dipti R Rapte Palghar University of Edinburgh BSc Biological science
Shivam A Dubey Palghar Imperial College MS Mechanical engineering
Sadanand H Ugale Aurangabad Univ College London MSc Mathematics
Aadesh D Vaidya Aurangabad University of Bristol BSc Medical Biochemistry

*Support from ‘Karta initiative’


Asis Das – JNV West Medinapu joining A level in Mathematics and English in Sussex in 2017

Yashneet Kannujia, –JNV Haridwar, selected for A level in Science in Sussex – withdrawn

  1. Organization of Science Exhibition at cluster, Regional and National level for JNV students.
  2. Participation in National Children’s Science Congress (NCERT),
  3. Participation in Science and Mathematics Olympiads organized by Homibhabha Center for Science Education, TIFR, both for junior and senior students d. Participation in Vidyarthi Vigyan Manthan
  4. Science clubs in Schools
  5. Interaction with Scientists in the Scientific Laboratories (800 children visit labs every year). 40 institutes (under DST, DBT, DRDO, CSIR) have been supporting
  6. Inviting Scientists to the schools for interaction with the students
  7. Visit of students to National Science Congress
  8. Student Residential program in JNCASR
  9. Participation in Vgyan Prathibha- Direct interaction of scientists with students
  1. Establishment of centers of Excellence to train children for competitive examination with the help of NGOs and Alumni
    Supporting Agency No of JNVs Students covered
    Dakshana Foundation 7 874
    Ex Navodayan Foundation 1 131
    Avanti Fellows 14 801
    Super 30 2 100
  2. NTSE- 9808 at district level and 1912 at state level
  3. KVPY
  4. NDA entrance
  1. Establishment of Atal Tinkering Labs (11 JNVs)
  2. Practice of Reasoning and Logical puzzles to develop reasoning ability
  3. Robotics training is implemented with the help of Industry supports (Robo Shiksha Kendra and Aurodhum)
  4. Training in Designing with the association of Industry: Auto Desk
  1. Tree planted in 2016-17- 3.41 lakh
  2. Participation in Green Olympiad in association with TERI
  3. Green Audit of school in association with CSE
  4. Heritage quiz- CBSE e. World Wisdom Quiz- WWF
  5. Swachchta campaign in the nearby area apart from programs in JNV
  6. Participated in Environmental contests organized by Ministry of Petroleum
  7. Organizing visit of students to reserved forests and protected areas under consideration
  8. Campaign for wastage disposal is under process
  9. Awareness of Solar Energy/Renewable energy is taken up as a major focus area
  10. Participating in Seed ball distribution program initiated by JNV Alumni
  1. Programs of curricular focus and 21st century skills in association with British Council
  2. Visit of Students and teachers to Japan-45 children and 8 teachers visited in the last 2 years
  3. Under Australia- India-School leadership Professional learning Program 3 Principals visited schools in Australia for 11 days
  4. Students of JNV Ahmed Nagar won medals in the VI Cultural Olympiad at Sri Lanka.
  1. 475 schools have Smart classes with online support; All schools have at least 40 computers, FCSA for maintenance and guiding on ICT tools; Computer Student Ratio is 1:6
  2. 80% of the teachers are trained for using various ICT tools
  1. Arrangement of counselors on need basis
  2. Teachers deputed for 1 year Guidance and counseling program of RIE, NCERT-346 teachers trained
  3. Training of teachers on counseling through NIMHANS- 60 teachers trained
  4. Master Trainer Training through St Johns Research Institute Bangalore
  1. Financial Literacy training with the help of NSE
  2. Disaster Management in association with NDRF
  3. Training in contemporary learning skills in association with Tata Institute of Social Science- Principals and teachers of JNVs of Chattisgarh has been taken up. This program has the technical support from MIT, USA

Identification and Nurturing of supremely talented children in association Cluster Innovation Center, Delhi University under the guidance of Office of the Principal Scientific Advisor to PM.

  1. NCC- 264 JNVs with 18744 cadets
  2. Scouts and Guides- All JNVs with 35235 scouts and guides
  3. NSS- 114 JNVs with 8534 volunteers
  4. Youth Parliament- Every year 64 JNVs participate in the training and competitions

a. Vocational Education
b. Assembling own Solar Lamps by students in JNVs in association with , IIT Bombay

a. Theme based theatre workshops (140) are organized with the support of specialists in the field of Art- Theme for the year 2017-18 is “Land, Rivers and People” and Tapping the talents of Divyang”
b. Fine Art workshops are organized with the support of Art teachers in the JNVs

a. Migration of students at class IX level
b. Organisation Cultural Integration programs at Regional and National level
c. Painting Competition-Communal Harmony

a. Organizing Standard Assessment Test at Class VIII level to ensure depth of learning.
b. Methodology of teaching science subjects through Enhanced experiments under the guidance of Indian Institute of Science, Chitradurga

a. Survey of Divyang students conducted. NVS has 3034 divyang students
b. Workshop with the help of Theatre schools being organized

a. Compulsory sports and games- 1hr 45 minutes for students
b. Record of performances through battery of tests
c. Sports competitions at various levels up to SGFI

a. Adventure programs under scouts and guides
b. Mountaineering with the support of Hymalayan Institute of Mountaineering and Everest Foundation

a. NVS incentive awards for best result in each subject and school averages
b. Awards to Stream wise Toppers
c. Commendation letters from Commissioner
d. Recommendation of teachers for the National Award
e. Merit certificate to the teachers achieving the bench mark

a. Awakened Citizen’s Program with the help of Ramakrishna Mission for Teachers and students in 475 schools
b. Participation in digital citizenship and cyber wellness Quiz
c. Yoga

a. Adolescent Education Program with the help of NCERT and UNFPA
b. Regular guidance from Staff Nurse
c. Yoga program compulsory during morning on rotation
d. Teachers are trained in Yoga through specialized training centers
e. CCTV Camera have been installed in common area in 213 JNVs.

a. Participation of the students of the neighbouring schools in the co curricular activities of the JNV
b. Programmes for the neighbouring schools on awareness of issues like conservation of nature, road safety, first aid, cleanliness, civic sense and democratic values and scientific temperament
c. Participation and organization of academic and co-curricular contests with the neighbourhood schools d. Coaching of rural children for JNVST
e. Organizing immunization camps, health check up camps, first aid training camps, pollution control and cleanliness drive, literacy campaign etc
f. Organizing awareness campaigns on health and hygiene, safe drinking water, population education, balanced diet

  1. 62 New JNVs were sanctioned in November 2016 with the approval of Government. Out of these 32 JNVs are being made functional during the current year. This involves major engagement related to transfer of land for permanent construction and handing over of temporary accommodation for starting of the school by State Government. This task has been achieved within a record time of 8 months
  2. Challenges faced during this task:-
    1. Liaison with the State Governments for Identification, allotment and transfer of Land for permanent construction in the name of NVS, free of cost and encumbrances.
    2. Liaison with the State Governments for getting temporary accommodation to set up the school
    3. Organization of admission test d. Physical arrangements in new place
    4. Placement of personnel
  3. Advance Actions have been taken up for conduct of selection test and other arrangements. On getting the permanent land the schools are being made functional

NVS conducts training through NLIs, Regional Offices and through External agencies. NVS at present has 7 training locations established as Navodaya Leadership institutes as below:-

Center Capacity
Noida 48
Amritsar with sub campus at Chandigarh 86
Udaipur 48
South Goa 86
Rangareddy with sub campus at Guntur 84
Puri 48
Kamrup 48
Total Capacity 448*

*NLI Amritsar, Udaipur, Puri and Kamrup are being made functional during the current year. Additional capacity of 48 is also being added during this current year at NLI Goa.

1. Subject content enrichment – 14 days
2. Induction course for newly recruited staff – 21 days
3. Orientation course for newly promoted staff – 07 days
4. Class room management for teachers – 07 days
5. Guidance and counseling for house master – 07 days
6. Capacity building programme for creative teachers – 07 days
7. Capacity building programme for non-teaching staff – 07 days
8. Sensitization programme on safety and security – 14 days
9. Awakened citizen programme – 02 days
10. Green school programme for environment awareness – 02 days

1. 21 days Induction Course for newly recruited teaching staff.
2. 10 days Content Enrichment programmes for teachers.
3. 10 / 5 days Orientation programme for Non-teaching staff.
4. 5 days System Based workshops for teachers.
5. 5 days Orientation programme for creative teachers.

1. ISTM, New Delhi (RTI/Disciplinary proceeding /financial service rules etc.)
2. IIPA New Delhi (DTS/Good Governance/Behavioural Skills etc.)
3. Indian Institute of Science, Chitradurg (CEP in Physics, Chemistry, Maths & Biology)
4. NCERT/RIE (CEP in different subjects/guidance and counseling)
5. National Institute of Disaster management, New Delhi
6. Ramakrishna Mission, New Delhi (Value education)
7. RIMSE, Mysore (Value education)
8. Centre for Science and Environment, New Delhi (Environment Awareness)
9. NIMHANS, Bangalore ( Child Psychology and emotional well being)
10. NIFM, Faridabad (CEP in Economics & Commerce)
11. Kaivalyadhama, Lonavala (Yoga)

2010-11 167 4853
2011-12 202 6624
2012-13 198 5722
2013-14 178 5975
2014-15 133 4782
2015-16 194 6613
2016-17 184 6576
1 NLIs 148 6038
2 Regional Offices 120 4800
3 HQRS 53 2155
TOTAL 321 12993

Trainings are arranged by a small team drawn from the sanctioned strength of JNVs. Resource persons from outside are This is a greater challenge. If new posts are created for these centres, staff of JNV can be relieved and regular activities can be carried smoothly.

As on 31.03.2016, large number of vacancies of Principal, Vice Principal, PGTs, TGTs, Miscellaneous Category of Teachers, Regional Language Teachers and Non-teaching cadre were vacant in Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas, detail as given under:

S No. Post Number of vacancies
1 Principal 125
2 Vice Principal 53
3 PGTs 999
4 TGTs & Regional Language Teachers 1024
5 Miscellaneous Category of Teachers 472
6 Non-Teaching 1734

Keeping in view the academic interest of the students foremost, priority was given to fill up the vacancies of teachers first. A massive recruitment drive was undertaken by publishing an advertisement in the Employment News dated 10-16th September, 2016 for filling up of vacancies of Assistant Commissioner, Principal, PGTs, TGTs, Miscellaneous Category of Teachers, Regional Language Teachers on direct recruitment basis. It was categorically mentioned in the advertisement that majority of vacancies are in North East Region and Hard & Difficult Stations. This recruitment drive 2016 was undertaken for filling up of 2328 vacancies.

To ensure the transparency and fairness in the recruitment, credible recruitment agency was searched and in consultation with Ministry and EC, CBSE was requested to take up the direct recruitment process. The main features of the recruitment process are as follows:-

1. Development of recruitment portal designed by the CBSE (Recruitment Agency) in consultation with NVS for seeking online applications from the eligible candidates.
2. Encrypted personal data of Candidates for maintaining the secrecy
3. OMR based Written examination at different stations all over country.
4. Scanning of OMR sheets at the Exam centres and then online uploading it
5. Video coverage of the examination
6. Examination was conducted at centers all across the country on 04.12.2016 & 11.12.2016.
7. Uploading of OMR Sheets together with the answer keys in r/o all the candidates appeared in the written examination on the designated recruitment portal for information of all concerned with the provision to download it after conduct of written examination
8. All communication with the Candidates through portal so that human interfacing is minimum to reduce corrupt practices

On the basis of this recruitment drive 2016, 02 posts of Assistant Commissioner and 102 posts of Principal have already been filled up. Recruitment process to fill up 838 posts of PGTs has been completed and offer of appointment to shortlisted candidates have been issued. With this more than 95% posts of teachers have been filled up in the north east.

To reduce subjectivity in the recruitment process and as per Government policy of reducing or eliminating interview marks in recruitment process, following steps were taken:-

1. Reduction in Weightage of interview marks from 20% to 10% in case of PGTs
2. No interview in case of TGTs
3. Merit list on the basis of joint marks of Written and interview instead of qualifying marks in interview.

As skills and Trade are involved for the post of Miscellaneous Category of Teachers (Art, Music & PET), interview are to be conducted. List of shortlisted candidates for interview to fill up 274 vacancies of Art, Music & PET (Male & Female) teachers has been uploaded on the website of the Samiti as well as designated recruitment portal for information of all concerned. Interviews are proposed to be conducted shortly. As interview is also dispensed with for Regional Language Posts, Verification of documents / eligibility of candidates for 244 vacancies is also proposed to be completed shortly.

DPC for promotion of PGTs to the post of Vice Principal has been convened and 33 PGTs have been promoted to the post of Vice Principal. Rest of vacancies of Vice Principal could not be filled up due to non-availability of ST candidates in the zone of consideration.

Steps taken to ensure the transparency and fairness in recruitment drive 2016 viz. calling applications online through designated online portal, uploading of OMR sheets together with Answer Keys on the recruitment portal for information of all concerned proved immensely beneficial in following ways:

i) RTI queries are almost negligible
ii) No legal issue has cropped up till date related to recruitment drive 2016.

Non-teaching posts:

Recruitment to the non-teaching posts was being done by respective Regional Offices. However lot of complaints and discrepancies were found and all pending process has been cancelled. To ensure the transparency, fairness and same methodology, it has been decided to centralize the recruitment of non-teaching posts however, application will be received region wise for these posts.

An MOU has already been signed with Ed CIL and work related to conduct of online written examination for direct posts and LDE for promotional posts has been assigned to Ed CIL. As some of the ROs have already initiated the recruitment process viz. issuance of advertisement, calling of application etc., they were asked to submit all the records to Ed CIL for consolidation and data entry. All the ROs have reportedly submitted their data of recruitment to Ed CIL and all the data entry has also been completed by the agency. A draft centralized recruitment advertisement has also been attempted and being finalized. Efforts are being made to complete the recruitment of Non-Teaching posts and LDE for promotional posts by conducting online examination shortly. It will be completed by December, 2017.

The transfer policy approved in 2012 were implemented as per policy enshrined therein with some modification in light of different policy of Government of India like disability, serious medical ailments and Spouse ground as in guideline issued vide Samiti’s letter dated 20.1.2016 for Annual Transfer Drive 2016. The transfer guidelines precisely stipulated that the transfer in Annual Transfer Drive 2016 would be effected in the following order of priorities:-

  1. Transfer of physically handicapped employees irrespective of their tenure in the present place of posting.
  2. Transfer of employees suffering from serious ailment (as mentioned in the transfer policy) irrespective of their tenure in the present place of posting.
  3. Transfer of employees completing mandatory tenure in hard and difficult station.
  4. Transfer of employees having working spouse posted in separate place for the purpose of unification irrespective of their tenure in the present place of posting.
  5. Transfer of employees willing to get transfer to hard and difficult station.
  6. Transfer of employees serving in plain area (not declared hard and difficult area) who have completed the normal tenure in their present place of posting.

In the year 2016, to made transfer a stepping stone towards digitalization, bring in more transparency, dissemination of volume of information, scrutinize applications against transfer notifications, their acceptance, placing of relevant information stage wise, bring accountability to candidates desirous for transfer, NVS, after having approval of Executive Committee has introduced ONLINE transfer process in all its transfer of various posts from 2017 year in a phased manner. The Online Transfer through designated portal has been outsourced to a third Government Agency i.e. iNTEXTB, an undertaking of Government of Gujarat.

Under this automation, all teachers and staff put their details regarding posting and their tenure, any special condition like disability, serious medical ailment, spouse posting etc in a prescribed proforma. Actual vacancies and deemed vacancies are put on website/portal in public domain. The teacher and staffs can give their unlimited choice as per availability. The analysis of these data are software based programmes and their results are fully automatic without any manual interference. It is being conducted in two rounds wherein the applicants who could not get their choice posting in first round can apply in resultant vacancies in second round.

The Samiti has successfully completed the online transfer of PGTs & TGTs and thus has ensured lot of satisfaction amongst the staff. Transfer of all other cadres through this online portal is under progress.



As per the policy of the Government, one Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya is to be established in each district. Accordingly, Navodaya Vidyalayas sanctioned up-to 2015 is as below:

a) In each districts 576
b) Large concentration of SC 010
c) Large concentration of ST 010
d) Special JNVs in Manipur 002
Total 598

JNVs have been constructed in two patterns: CBRI type design (constructed during 1986 to 1997), CPWD type design since 1998 till now being constructed.

All JNVs are managed through 8 Regions Offices i.e. Bhopal, Chandigarh, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Lucknow, Patna, Pune and Shillong. Each JNV has provision for a full-fledged campus with sufficient classrooms in school building, dormitories for 576 students, Staff-quarters 42nos., dining-hall and other infrastructural facilities viz. play-grounds, workshops,library and labs etc.

The construction of JNVs is completed in three Phases i.e. Phase-A, Phase-B & Phase-B (Balance).62 JNVs also have been sanctioned by the Ministry of HRD in December-2016.Thedetails of 660 JNVs are as under as on 30.06.2017:

  1. Total JNVs sanctioned = 660 (62 new)
  2. Functional JNVs = 595(3 non-functional)
  3. JNVs Functioning at Permanent Site = 551
  4. JNVs Functioning at Temporary Site = 045
  5. Phase-A construction work sanction = 591
  6. Phase-A construction work on-going = 40
  7. Phase-B construction work sanction = 529
  8. Phase-B construction work completed = 477
  9. Phase-B construction work on-going = 52

Apart from above following activities being undertaken in JNVs is submitted below:

  1. Total 500 of construction projects were going on Dec 2015 and they were long pending going on slow progress for long time. Consistent efforts have been made since then and the total no. of on-going projects has reduced to 198.
  2. In CBRI pattern of JNVs, double decker type of beds (consisting of MS sections) in the dormitories were provided. The condition of the beds has deteriorated badly in the past due to regular use apart from functional difficulties. An initiative has been taken to convert the double decker beds into RCC single tier beds which have long durability and better functional use.
  3. In many JNVs the strength of girl students is more than 33% (min. required) and for which the logistics i.e. Dormitories are provided. Additional dormitories are provided for girl students in such JNVs where girl student strength is more.
  4. Improvised procedures and online monitoring projects is being done which has resulted into restart of long pending suspended projects along with the completion of the projects within the stipulated time e.g. Jammu-II, Ujjain-II, Banswara-II, Sitapur-II.
  5. Efforts are being made to implement grid connected roof top solar power projects in 252 JNVs under RESCO model which will generate the electricity for own use and excess shall be fed to Power Grid. Implementation of this scheme shall have the overall impact in reducing carbon footprint.
  6. Energy Audit of NVS HQ is being arranged through ISTSL, A govt. undertaking, in order to reduce overall load of energy bill, reducing carbon footprint.
  7. Geo-mapping/Geo-tagging of all JNVs along-with ROs/NVS HQ has already been done.

Approximately 250 Vidyalayas had been constructed on CBRI design pattern from 1986 to 1997 and approximately 300 JNVs have been constructed in CPWD design pattern. Since its construction in the beginning years the requirement of maintenance was limited due to new construction. But later the requirement of maintenance grew but the budget allocation and emphasis on maintenance did not rise, as a result the M&R remained neglected area in JNVs. As the years passed, the rate of deterioration of the buildings increased at exponential rate. A detailed report in this regard consisting of present condition JNV wise along-with photographs and realistic fund requirement has been submitted to the ministry vide letter dt. 03.08.2017. In general site selected in initial phases were of poor quality and standards / norms for construction was also kept very low. With our limited resources following steps have been taken.

a) In order to take proper care of day-to-day maintenance requirement in each JNV, annual fund requirement limit per JNV has been proposed to be raised to Rs. 10 lac which has been duly concurred by CCC.
b) Similarly annual limit of Annual M&R/Emergency Repair at Regional Office level has also been proposed to be raised to Rs. 2.00 Crore from existing Rs. 1.00 Crore, which also been concurred by the CCC.
c) In order to execute the day today M&R in JNVs, each RO has been directed to hire on contract basis 3 JE(C) per RO, which shall assist the principals in executing M&R activities in each JNVs and also supervise & monitor the on-going projects in the region.
d) Major maintenance has been planned to be undertaken in phased manner as per the proposal submitted to the ministry in the detailed report submitted vide letter dt. 03.08.2017 to prevent further deterioration of the old dilapidated buildings provided the sufficient budget allocation is made under M&R funds. This year around 60 JNVs have been selected for major special repair at a cost of about Rs 240 crore in the year 2017-18 and 2018-19.
e) Along-with undertaking major maintenance in old JNVs, it is also planned to up-grade the existing specifications to the latest specifications being implemented in new JNVs being constructed.

Year Budget Allocation/Released Expenditure incurred (Amount-in crore)
2010-11 0.00 1122.48 532.92 1655.40 0.00 1139.80 527.57 1667.37
2011-12 0.00 1321.90 300.00 1621.90 0.00 1266.14 307.22 1573.36
2012-13 839.92 585.08 296.40 1721.40 804.02 639.51 310.47 1754.00
2013-14 857.97 591.68 296.40 1746.05 933.65 706.29 299.19 1939.13
2014-15 988.90 675.60 348.43 2012.93 1055.77 735.34 291.57 2082.68
2015-16 1217.00 755.14 313.00 2285.14 1134.18 803.11 313.90 2251.19
2016-17 1335.78 695.29 588.50 2619.57 1262.99 760.95 531.38 2555.32

The average operational expenditure per student per annum is as under:

Year Average Operational Expenditure per student per annum (approx.)
2008-09 Rs. 41,763/-
2009-10 Rs. 52,441/-
2010-11 Rs. 54,708/-
2011-12 Rs. 58,753/-
2012-13 Rs. 64,234/-
2013-14 Rs. 71,166/-
2014-15 Rs. 75,478/-
2015-16 Rs.79,853/-
2016-17 Rs. 81,617/-

(CAPITAL EXPENDITURE (i.e Construction of a Building for a Vidyalaya): -Rs.25.81 crore (approx.) per Vidyalaya Building based on CPWD PAR 01.10.2012. The cost shall vary according to location index and requirements. Implication of GST is to be worked out)

  1. JNVST Registration and admission
  2. Budget allocation and utilization statement
  3. Year-wise position of SC / ST / Girls
  4. Expenditure norms for students
Status of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Selection Test for VI class
Year Registered Appeared Selected
2011-12 1709087 1344567 40344
2012-13 1651491 1477241 40425
2013-14 1817859 1622736 40453
2014-15 1880225 1709144 41804
2015-16 2086927 1891092 41663
2016-17 2163039 1908627 42196
Status of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Selection Test for IX class
Year Registered Appeared Selected
2010-11 84151 75710 3150
2011-12 90251 78409 4244
2012-13 109205 94864 4171
2013-14 94121 83188 4346
2014-15 81770 73786 4236
2015-16 86193 75768 4649
2016-17 171749 113204 4564


(Amount-in Crore)

Year Budget Allocated/Released Expenditure incurred
Non-Plan Plan Total Non-Plan Plan Total


370.40 1285.00 1655.40 382.25 1285.12 1667.37


421.90 1200.00 1621.90 431.76 1141.60 1573.36


471.40 1250.00 1721.40 503.10 1250.90 1754.00


496.05 1250.00 1746.05 570.20 1368.93 1939.13


538.40 1474.53 2012.93 555.55 1527.13 2082.68


511.00 1774.14 2285.14 546.10 1705.09 2251.19


621.24 1993.54 2614.78 594.00 1961.32 2555.32


The representation of SC, ST, Rural & Girl students in JNVs is more than the statutory requirement, as per details hereunder:-

Year SC% ST% Girl% Rural%


24.19 16.19 35.70 77.18


24.19 17.18 36.15 77.93


24.23 17.53 36.68 77.85


24.48 17.74 37.08 77.96


24.79 18.17 37.37 78.08


24.97 18.14 37.84 78.05


25.04 18.41 38.35 78.12


25.11 18.73 38.59 78.21


25.17 19.04 38.88 78.33


24.96 19.51 39.22 78.30

Expenditure norms

Direct expenditure per student
    Revised Rates of Mess expenditure (Effective from 1.8.2016 onwards)
S. No. Item Rates
1. Mess Expenditure For JNVs located at other than hard and difficult areas
Rs.12420/-Per student per year
(Rs.1380/- per student per month for 9 months)
In addition, for miscellaneous mess expenditure including fuel for cooking, cleaning/washing and wages for casual workers engaged for cooking, an additional amount of Rs. 307/- per child per month (for 9 months) is also approved, which also includes the additional cost @Rs. 100/- per student per month on account of increase in the price of LPG cylinders.
    For JNVs located at hard and difficult areas
Rs.14490/-Per student per year @
(Rs.1,610/- per student per month for 9 months)
In addition, for miscellaneous mess expenditure including fuel for cooking, cleaning/washing and wages for casual workers engaged for cooking, an additional amount of Rs. 307/- per child per month (for 9 months) is also approved, which also includes the additional cost @Rs. 100/- per student per month on account of increase in the price of LPG cylinders.
2. Uniforms (i) Rs. 2000/- per student per annum for JNVs located in temperate climate/costal areas.
(ii) Rs. 2500/- per student per annum for JNVs located in extreme summer and normal winter areas
(iii) Rs. 2800/- per student per annum for JNVs located in extreme winter areas.
3. Text books Rs. 400/- per student per year
4. Daily Use Items Rs. 1000/- per student per year
5. Other expenditure on students including stationary, travel, medical, CBSE fees (i) Medical Expenses @ Rs. 30/- per child per month for 09 months = Rs. 270/-
(ii) Stationery – Rs. 85/-
(iii)  Bedding – Rs. 600/-
(iv) Appointment of part time Medical Officer/Doctor
a)          Honorarium to be paid/Month Rs 20000/ if the distance of JNV is more than 10 Km from the Taluka Hq and more than 25 Km from Dist.Hq (9x20000=180000/-) and in JNVs located in hard and difficult stations.
b)         In other JNVs it is Rs 5000pm(9x5000=45000/)
(v) CBSE fees – Actuals
(vi) School Bag for class VI, IX & XI students only – Rs. 300/-
(vii) Travel Expenses –@ Rs. 20/- per child per month for 09 months = Rs. 180/- for local journey, actual III AC class in  rail/ AC bus fare for outstation official  journey.
6. Daily allowance to student during journey only for participating in various events/activities outside the JNV. Rs. 150/- per day