It is the only central school sanctioned for Tamil Nadu for 2014-15

Goldenrock Railway Workshop premises in Tiruchi is all set to have a Kendriya Vidyalaya from the academic year 2014-15, fulfilling a long-pending demand of the people.

To be sponsored by the Indian Railways, it is the only central school sanctioned for Tamil Nadu for 2014-15. To begin with, the school will have classes from 1 to 5. The intake is expected to be 40 students per class.

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved opening of 54 new Kendriya Vidyalyas (KVs) at its meeting held in Delhi recently.

These new central schools will be opened across 17 States and will be located in 53 districts, according to official sources.

The Ministry of Human Resource Development has given its green light for the new school under civil sector. There are two KVs in Defence Sector – one at Ordnancy Factor Estate and another at nearby Heavy Alloy Penetrator Project township.

According to the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sanghatan norms, the land has to be promoted by the sponsoring agency and the sanghatan will take care of expenditure towards buildings and posting of teachers.

The school at Goldenrock Workshop has been the demand since the wards of the Central government employees are required to travel more than 20 km to the existing KVs.

In the recent years, the number of applicants to the KVs have increased manifold. The new KV will be able to accommodate children of not only the Central government employees, but also the wards of the employees of Airport Authority of India, besides Railway employees.

The Railways had provided the premises of Railway Mixed School in the Goldenrock Township for the temporary functioning of the new Kendriya Vidyalaya.

A. Devarajan, advisor and spokesperson of Kendriya Vidyalaya Parents Association, while thanking the sanghatan for conceding more than a decade-old demand, said that when fully functional, this school would provide quality education.

He urged the sangathan to take steps for creating the required infrastructure for the new school immediately.

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