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National Policy on Education in India

National Policy on Education in India

The National Policy on Education- 1986 envisaged setting up of model school, one in each district of the country.

National Policy on Education in India

  • Accordingly, a scheme was formulated under which it was decided to set- up co-educational residential schools (now called Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas) for providing education up to senior secondary stage started on experimental basis in 1985- 86, has grown to 565 schools.
  • Migration is a unique feature of Navodaya Vidyalaya scheme whereby 30 per cent of students of Class IX from a Vidyalaya located in Hindi speaking area spend one academic year in a Vidyalaya located in Non- Hindi speaking area and vice- versa to promote national integration.
  • The Govt. approved the scheme of Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan in 1962 on the recommendations of the Second Pay commission.
  • In 1965, an Autonomous Body called Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan was established with objective of setting- up and monitoring Kendriya Vidyalaya to cater to the educational needs of the children of transferable Central Govt.
  • Employees including Defense Personnel and Para- Military forces by providing common programme of education. Three Kendriya Vidyalayas are abroad i.e., one each in Kathamandu, Moscow and Tehran.
  • All Kendriya Vidyalaya follows a uniform syllabus.
  • The scheme of Integrated Education for Disabled Children (IDEC) was launched in 1974 by the then Department of Social Welfare and was later transferred to the Department of Education in 1982- 83.
  • The Scheme was last revised in 1992. Under IEDC, 100 per cent assistance is being provided for education of children suffering from mild to moderate disabilities in common schools.

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