Central Schools Scheme – Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan – CBSE
The second Central Pay Commission report submitted in 1959, in its report the commission has strongly recommended that the Central Government should encourage the growth of Education Schools with a common syllabus and medium of instruction for the benefit of the children of Central Government employees liable to frequent transfers as well as other floating population in the country.
Finally the Union Cabinet approved the Central Schools Scheme on the 20th November, 1962.
The central schools scheme had envisaged that the management and property of the Central Schools should be transferred to an Autonomous Body, which would receive grants from the Government of India. In pursuance of this and also the recommendations of the Inter-departmental Committee, the Central School Organization (since renamed as Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan) was registered as an Autonomous Body under the Societies Registration Act, 1860, on the 5.12.1965.
The scheme for establishment of Central Schools was approved by the Government of India in 1962 and its implementation was started by the Ministry of Education in 1963 when 20 regimental schools run by the Ministry of Defence were taken over and converted into Central Schools or Kendriya Vidyalayas. Later on the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan an autonomous body was set up by the Ministry of Education.
During the academic year 2000-01, there are 854 Kendriya Vidyalayas with a student population of approximately 7.5 lakh. There are two Vidyalayas abroad, one each in Kathmandu and Moscow.