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Atal Utkirsht Vidyalayas: Edu minister discusses points with officials

Tuesday, 13 April 2021 | PNS | Dehradun

The education minister Arvind Pandey has said that the education department should spread awareness about the Atal Utkirsht Vidyalayas (AUV). He gave these orders while undertaking a meeting of the officers of the department at his office in Vidhan Sabha on Monday. In the meeting he said that these schools would be developed on the lines of the Kendriya Vidyalayas (KV) and for appointment of teachers on vacant posts in these schools, a process similar to the KVs should be followed. In the KVs the Principals are authorized to appoint teachers on the vacant posts for one academic year. The minister also discussed other modalities for launching of these schools. AUV is a dream project of the BJP government of Uttarakhand and the department is planning to start these schools from the upcoming academic session.

Dedicated to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the AUVs are modelled on the lines of Kendriya Vidyalayas (KV) and Navodaya Vidyalayas. In an attempt to give competition to the private schools and provide quality education to the poor students residing in all parts of the state the state government has planned to open these schools.

In the meeting the minister also discussed the plan of one campus one school for the government schools of the state. He said that the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 should be implemented in the state. Pandey also directed that the vacant posts of principals in the schools should be filled. 

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