Government scraps MP quota for admissions in Kendriya Vidyalayas

The Union government has scrapped the quota through which members of Parliament could recommend names for admissions in Kendriya Vidyalayas (KV), according to the admission guidelines for 2022-23 and beyond.

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. Under the KVS Special Dispensation Admission Scheme, a Member of Parliament had the power to recommend a maximum of 10 students from their respective constituencies in every academic year for admissions in classes 1 to 9.

There has been a long-pending demand from MPs to either do away with the quota, or increase the number of students who can be admitted on the basis of recommendations.

According to the revised guidelines issued by the KVS, several amendments have been made under the special provisions section of the admission policy.

Other than the MP quota, the KVS has also removed other reservations, including 100 children of education ministry employees, children and dependent grandchildren of MPs and retired KV employees, and discretionary quota of school management committee chairman, among others.

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