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Opening of new Sainik Schools in different States

Opening of new Sainik Schools in various states across the country – Lok Sabha

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
LOK SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 3860
ANSWERED ON: 11.12.2019

New Sainik Schools

Sudarshan Bhagat
Ajay Tamta
Janardan Singh Sigriwal
Bhagirath Chaudhary
Hanuman Beniwal

Will the Minister of DEFENCE be pleased to state:-

(a) whether the Government is considering to set up new sainik schools in various states across the country;

(b) if so, the details of such schools proposed to be set up, state and location-wise including Uttarakhand and Rajasthan from where a large number of youth join army Jhari block of Gumla and if not, the reasons therefor;

(c) the criteria laid down for setting up of sainik schools in any state, location-wise;

(d) whether the sainik schools in different states have produced some of the best eminent personalities and officers in the Armed Forces and if so, the details thereof and the reaction of the Government thereto; and

(e) whether the Government has reviewed the standard of education in sainik schools and if so, the details and the outcome thereof and the other measures being taken by the Government to maintain high standard of education in these schools?

ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE (SHRI SHRIPAD NAIK)
IN THE MINISTRY OF DEFENCE

(a) & (b): Yes, Sir. Status of proposals for opening of new Sainik Schools requested by different States is placed at Annexure.

(c) Sainik Schools are established on receipt of a request from State Government agreeing to provide land along with funds for the creation and maintenance of basic infrastructure, purchase of equipments and other facilities besides scholarships for the cadets belonging to the State. On receipt of proposal from the State Government, an inspection of the proposed site is carried out by the officials of Sainik Schools Society to ascertain its suitability.

(d) Yes, Sir. Sainik Schools have produced some of the best officers in the Indian Armed Forces and eminent personalities in the field of public service, administration and media.

(e) The Government is satisfied with the performance/standard of education of Sainik Schools. Sainik Schools have proven their utility by providing a large number of cadets joining the National Defence Academy/Indian Naval Academy/Officers Training Academy etc. Further, regular in-service programmes are conducted to the teaching staff to keep them abreast with the evolving educational requirements.

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PROPOSALS FOR OPENING OF NEW SAINIK SCHOOLS

S. No. District State Remarks / Status
1. Amethi Uttar Pradesh Will commence w.e.f. 01.04.2020
2. Sambalpur Odisha Will commence w.e.f. 01.04.2020
3. Alwar Rajasthan Memorandum of Agreement signed.
4. Rudraprayag Uttarakhand Memorandum of Agreement signed.
5. Warangal Telangana Memorandum of Agreement signed.

 

Source: Lok Sabha

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