Students of classes 6 to 12 will be given free textbooks under some new policies, said, Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal during a meeting of the executive committee of Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti (NVS) on Thursday.
The NVS executive committee meeting had discussions on various topics including provisions of free textbooks to students of Class 6 to Class 12, tablets to students of Classes 9 onwards and ways to mobilise CSR funds to improve hostels and schools.
The highlights of the 40th meeting of the executive committee of NVS also 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 â€œrequestedâ€ to adopt schools. Discussions were also done on development of schools. infrastructure.
Meanwhile, on the backdrop of the COVID-19, safety and precautions will continue in schools post-COVID and Spread of Digital education should look into aspects of access and quality,â€ the Pokhriyal added.