New-Delhi: The education ministry has scrapped quotas in several categories including that of Member of Parliament (MP) and District Magistrate (DM) for admissions to Kendriya Vidyalayas and issued revised admission guidelines on Monday.
The move comes a week after the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) put admissions under ‘special provisions’, including the MP quota, on hold till further orders.
As per the revised admission guidelines issued by KVS, the government has also decided that children orphaned due to COVID-19 will be considered for admission over and above the class strength in Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs) under the PM CARES for Children Scheme.
The admission will be done on the basis of a list given by the district magistrate, subject to 10 children per Kendriya Vidyalaya.
Under special provisions, MPs had discretionary power to recommend the admission of 10 children to a Kendriya Vidyalaya. Even a district magistrate had powers to recommend 17 students under the sponsoring authority quota in KVs.