Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangthan (KVS) is understood to have decided to scrap the discretionary quota system in admission of students.

The meeting of the Board of Governors of KVS, chaired by HRD Minister Kapil Sibal, is understood to have decided to end the discretionary quota enjoyed by the Minister and the MPs, sources said.

Sibal, Chairman of the BoG of KVS, has been supporting the scrapping of the quota system in admissions, to make it fair.

As per the quota system, while the HRD minister can recommend names of candidates for 1200 seats under his discretionary quota, an MP can recommend two candidates for admission into the central schools.

While a Lok Sabha MP can recommend two candidates from his constituency, a Rajya Sabha MP can recommend two candidates from anywhere from the State which is represented by him.

There are nearly 10 lakh seats in 981 KVs across the country.

The decision comes months after Sibal was flooded with requests for admissions soon after taking over as HRD Minister last year. His predecessor Arjun Singh had exhausted 1,000 seats available under the discretionary quota.