By: M.S.Yatnatti: Editor and Video Journalist Bengaluru: Instead of MP Quota make transparent rules for admission in 1100 Kendriya Vidyalayas as increasing the MP's quota for admissions to KVs is a terrible idea of aiding and abetting corruption, and should be abolished and abandoned..Reportedly Unlimited corruption exists in primary education all over country and specially in KVs in admission process as allegedly quota raj permits this and brokers and middleman and agents take advantage of quota and make beeline to MPs and KV seats are reportedly sold at a price in the open market and eligible students get deprived .Reportedly many parents admit that they paid money to the brokers and middleman and agents to get the MP letters for quota in Kendriya Vidyalayas. CBI need to raid and to arrest the brokers and insiders involved in the fraud for the admissions happened till date in quota raj .It need to be found out whether the seats given were for eligible candidates or any corruption involvedas large scale allegations are made and reported . ".Smt Smriti Irani is undermining the PM's promise of striking at the roots of corruption and continuation of quota raj is eroding PM clean image. Increasing the MP's quota for admissions to KVs is a terrible idea of aiding corruption, and should be abandoned. Quotas such as these promote a culture of patronage, which undermines the idea of an equal opportunity merit-based system. If the intent is to ensure more children from disadvantaged backgrounds find a place in these schools, then the ministry should set up a mechanism that would enable this. Far from ensuring equality of opportunity, the admission quota will lay the ground for creating avenues for corruption and a web of patronage. Both of evils needs to be eradicated from root.
The Kendriya Vidyalayas have a four - fold mission, viz.,1. To cater to the educational needs of children of transferable Central Government including Defense and Para-military personnel by providing a common programme of education ;2. To pursue excellence and set the pace in the field of school education;3. To initiate and promote experimentation and innovations in education in collaboration with other bodies like the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) etc. and 4. To develop the spirit of national integration and create a sense of "Indianness" among children.
The Kendirya Vidyalaya Sangathan is registered as a society under the Societies Registration Act (XXI of 1860). The primary aim of the Sangathan is to provide,establish,endow,maintain control and manage the Central Schools (Kendriya Vidyalayas) located all over India and abroad. The Sangathan has three tier management structure with its (I) Headquarters (II) Regional Offices managing a cluster about 45-50 schools and (III) Kendriya Vidyalayas spread all over the country and abroad each having their Vidyalaya Manangement Committees.
GENERAL BODY OF SANGATHAN: The general body of the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan is the apex body. The Minister of Human Resource Development, in-charge of the Kendriya Vidyalayas scheme, is the Chairman of the Sangathan. The Minister of state in the Ministry of Human Resource Development is the Deputy Chairman and an Officer of the Ministry of Human Resource Development, specified by the Government of India for this purpose, is the Vice Chairman of the Sangathan. Other members are appointed by the Government of India from amongst senior officers of the Ministries of Finance, Defence,Works and Housing, Health and department of Personnel and Trainning as well as distinguished educationists including representatives of the Central Board of Secondary Education. National Council of Educational Research and Training and State Governments besides Members of Parliament, Women representatives and Members of Schedule Castes and Schedule Tribes.