MHRD Approves Extension Reservation to OBC Students in NVS & KVS Exam

A big update has come up for students who are in the run of taking admission in Kendriya Vidyalaya (KV) and Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya (JNV) in different parts of the country. Now both the education centers, operating across India, will be providing a reservation of 27% for the Other Backward Class (OBC) category students from the academic session of 2020-2021. 

This facility will be provided to the students who will be taking admission for Class 1 in these schools. The Human Resource and Development Ministry has forwarded a letter to the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan commissioner stating the policy details of the same. 

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As of now the students falling under the category of OBC were not provided the reservation during their admission in Class 1 in these schools of JNV and KV.  

The Current Admission Procedure

Till the academic session of 2019-2020, all the KV schools across the country followed the format of filling up 40 seats with 25% reservation for students coming under (RTE) Right to Education Act, 15% reservation for students under Scheduled Caste, and 7.5% reservation for students who come under Schedule Tribe. Apart from these, there was a reservation of 3% for the students who are differently-abled, while five seats were there for the students who are recommended by different sponsoring agencies such as public sector companies, railways, defense, and others. 

But now, with the oncoming session, all KV schools will have to provide a reservation for the students coming under the OBC category too. 

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The New Admission Procedure

The new letter that has been authorized by the DKD Rao, the deputy secretary to the Indian Government, offers the details of new reservation criteria such as 10 seats for the students under Right to Education Act, 6 seats for the students under scheduled caste, 3 seats for the students under scheduled tribe, and also now 11 seats for the students coming under the Other Backward Castes. 

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While offering the reservation to the students, also the guidelines for the categories of the service sector have to be maintained. The new admission procedure is being formed at the headquarter of KVs and soon it will be circulated to all the 25 regions in the country where KV schools operate. 

What does the current situation say?

Though the new admission procedure is surely going to do good for the students who are under the category of OBC, this new procedure has delayed the admission of the students in the new session. Under normal circumstances, the final notification for admission of the students in Class 1 used to come up by the month of February each year. Also, the admission of students of all the classes, except class 11th used to be completed by the month of April. 

But now the situation is quite different. The Government was taking up some time in deciding upon the reservation procedure for the OBC class students as it needed a lot of changes in the policies and other details. But when the letter got sanctioned and things were to fall into place, the new issue of coronavirus hit the nation. The lockdown situation of the nation has brought almost everything into a halt and hence nothing can be done much right at the moment. 

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The only thing that can be done currently is to wait for the grave situation to pass so that things can get normalized and the new admission procedure can fall into action fast. Though this year, the admission of class 1 in KV and JNV schools will be a bit delayed surely it will bring a ray of hope for students who fall under the category of OBC and whose parents were looking forward for their kids to get admission in the schools governed by these two authorities. 

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