540 teachers to be recruited in Kendriya Vidyalayas
Tribune News Service
Amritsar, April 9 The head of central schools (Kendriya Vidyalayas) in India, Commissioner Avinash Dikshit, said 540 teachers and other staff would be hired for 54 schools across the country. The schools are being run by the Centre. Talking to the Tribune today, Dixit said over Rs 100 crore would be invested in modernising laboratories at 1,094 central schools. He said this would be done in a phased manner. Under the first phase, which would be completed in July, 25 per cent of the 1,000 central schools would be equipped with sophisticated laboratories. As many as 11.21 lakh students are getting education in these schools while 56,445 employees are working at these schools. He said over the years, the central schools had maintained excellence in education. Since their inception in 1965, Kendriya Vidyalayas (central schools) have come to be known as centres of excellence. He said the best teachers were being hired for the schools. "All this is being done with the monthly fee ranging from Rs 500 to Rs 1,000. Central schools do not charge any tuition fee from the students of Classes I to VIII and the Right To Education was implemented in the schools in 2011. He said the holistic development of students was their objective. Avinash Dikshit also paid obeisance at the Golden Temple.