The Navodaya Vidyalaya Scheme provides for opening of one Navodaya Vidyalaya in each district of the country. Opening of new Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas in uncovered districts depends on the willingness of the concerned State Government to make available suitable land free of cost for construction of school buildings and required temporary accommodation (free of rent) to start the Vidyalaya, and is subject to the availability of funds and approval by the competent authority.
The functioning of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (JNVs) has been studied in the past by IIM, Ahmedabad, IIM, Lucknow and by an expert committee headed by Shri Y.N Chaturvedi. These studies covered several aspects like admissions, performance of the students, pace setting role of the Vidyalayas and other miscellaneous management issues. The recommendations made by these committees were taken into consideration from time to time in laying down mechanisms for the fulfillment of the objectives for setting up the JNVs. More recently, an in-house evaluation study was conducted by the Programme Evaluation Organisation, NITI Aayog. Apart from this, the functioning is also reviewed on a continuous basis by its Executive Committee and the Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti (NVS) headed by the Minister of Human Resource Development.
Improvement of the functioning of the JNVs is a continuous process. The students of the JNVs have consistently been performing well over the years.
This information was given by the Union Human Resource Development Minister, Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani today in a written reply to a Rajya Sabha question.