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Students of classes 6 to 12 to receive free textbooks: Ramesh Pokhriyal

New Delhi: Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal attended the meeting of the executive committee of Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti (NVS) yesterday, February 25, and announced that students of classes 6 to 12 will be given free textbooks under some new policies.

The key discussion points of the 40th meeting of the executive committee of Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti include a special recruitment drive for the regions of northeast, himalayan and Jammu and Kashmir, implementation of a new transfer policy from next year and revision of recruitment rules for engineering cadre.

During the meet, it was also decided that alumni of NVS will be “requested” to adopt schools. The Ministry of Education in their social media handle said: “Minister of Education, Dr RP Nishank chaired the 40th meeting of the executive committee of Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti.” “Key discussion points – A special recruitment drive for North East, Himalayan regions & J&K. Tablets will be given to students class 9 onwards,” it added.

While attending the 40th meeting of the executive committee of Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti, Mr Dhotre emphasized that infrastructure of these schools must be improved on priority basis. “Post-COVID, safety and precautions will continue. Spread of Digital education should look into aspects of access and quality,” the Minister added.

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