23 Kendriya Vidyalayas to be setup in remote areas of J&K: Dr Samoon

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SRINAGAR, AUGUST 7: To augment the school education infrastructure in Jammu and Kashmir, 23 Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs) would be setup in remote areas of J&K.

Principal Secretary School Education, Dr Asgar Hassan Samoon today in a meeting highlighted the role of KVs in imparting education in remote areas of Jammu and Kashmir.

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Dr Samoon said that J&K has 36 functional KVs and setting up of 23 KVs are being pursued with Government of India for augmentation of education infrastructure here.

The proposed places of KVs include Verinag, Ranipora, Gandoh, Kastigarh, Ganderbal, Jagti, Bani, Ramkote, Kupwara ,Azote, Galander, Rinipora, Nowshera, Doongi, Ramban, Gool, Reasi, Katra, Kakryal, Vijaypur, Shopian, Shadat Karewa, Mantalai.

He directed the Deputy Commissioners to expedite the process of identification of land for the purpose besides finalizing the temporary suitable accommodation for these KVs which is prerequisite for the sanction by Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan GOI.

Dr Samoon stressed on the close coordination between the Director School Education Kashmir and Jammu with concerned Deputy Commissioners for speedy completion of all modalities for their establishment.

During the meeting Dr Samoon asked for immediate nomination of nodal officer by Deputy Commissioners for inspection of sites identified by DCs.