- October 14, 2021
- Posted by: admin1
- Category: DPN Topics
Subject – Governance
Context – ‘100 new Sainik Schools will admit students from 2022-23’
- The 100 new Sainik Schools to be set up under public-private partnership will function in an exclusive vertical, distinct from the existing schools under the Defence Ministry, and admissions are targeted for the academic year 2022-23.
- In the first phase, 100 schools are proposed to be drawn from the States, NGOs and private partners.
- The Cabinet had approved the proposal for launching 100 schools to be affiliated with the Sainik Schools Society. The existing 33 Sainik Schools had an admission capacity of approximately 3,000 students in Class 6.
- The society would provide affiliation to private and government schools that qualify a certain objective criteria related to academics and infrastructure.
- The scheme envisages to provide an annual fee support of 50% subject to an upper limit of ₹40,000 per annum, for 50% of the class strength, subject to an upper limit of 50 students per year from Class 6 to Class 12, on a merit-cum-means basis.
- Thus, initially the maximum expenditure on account of fee rebate will amount to ₹20 lakhs per class per school per year.
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