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KVS: Revision of Computer Fund and Vidyalaya Vikas Nidhi (VVN) w.e.f. 01.04.2013

Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan
18, Institutional Ara
Shaheed Jeet Singh Marg
New Delhi – 16

Dated: 19.03.2013
The Deputy Commissioner,
Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan
All Regional Offices.

Subject: Revision of Computer Fund and VVN Contribution
w.e.f. 1.4.2013

    I am to invite your attention to the subject cited above and
to state that a proposal for enhancement of Vidyalaya Vikas Nidhi and Computer
Fund was placed before the 94th meeting of BOG of KVS held on 28th December
2012. Further as per the directions of Board the matter was placed before the
Hon’ble HRM & Chairman of KVS for his kind approval. The Hon’ble HRM &
Chairman of KVS has approved the proposed enhancement of fees viz Computer fund
and VVN contribution as per the details given below:

Existing fees per month
(in Rupees)
Revised fees per month
(in Rupees)
Tuition Fees
Computer Fund (Class – III & above)
VVN Contribution
Tution Fees
Computer Fund(Class – III & above)
VVN Contribution
200 (Boys)
200 (Boys)
Commerce & Humanities
300 (Boys)
300 (Boys)
400 (Boys)
400 (Boys)
*For students opting Computer Science/IP as an elective
2.)    With the issue of this letter, the
provisions of Articles 59, 66 and 67A of the Accounts Code stand amended. The
revised fee structure & amendment to Articles 59, 66 and 67A of the
Accounts Code be circulated among all the Vidyalayas of your Region for timely
implementation. The details of various exempted categories from the payment of
fees is enclosed in the form of Annexure – A. It has also been decided that
such exemptions will not be available to children of Govt. employees to whom
the facility of reimbursement of such expenses from their departments is
3)    The revised fees structure mentioned
above take effect from 01.04.2013.
    Receipt of this letter and action taken
for its circulation may be intimated to this office within a fortnight.
Yours faithfully,
(M. Arumugam)
Joint Commissioner (Fin.)

Category wise exemption from the payment of Tuition fee,
VVN and Computer Fund
Tuition fees
Computer Fund
VVN Contribution
Girls students from class 1-XII
No Exemption
No Exemption
SC/ST students
No Exemption
Children of KVS employees
No Exemption
Children of officers and men of armed forces and
Paramilitary personnel killed or disabled during the hostilities
1962;1965;1971 and 1999 and as well as to the children of Defence Personnel
of Indian Peace Keeping Force(IPKF) in Srilanka and personnel of armed forces
killed or disabled in “Operation Meghdoot” in Seachen area and “Operation
Vijay” in Kargil. x The said concession of exemption from payment of tuition
fee, (VVN and Computer fund) is also extended to the children of Armed Forces
and Para Military Forces personnel whose parents were killed/declared missing
or permanently disabled during any counter insurgency operation in India or
abroad. Provided the children produce the certificate granted by the
concerned Ministry.
Children of parents, who are living below poverty line, up
to two children and having BPL card
Disabled students. (Subject to the condition laid down in
KVS Letter No.F125-19/2007-08/KVS (Budget) dt.15.10.2009).
All girl students from classes VI to XII who happen to be
the only child of their parents (w.e.f. 01.01.2006 from VVN & Computer
Emergency Assistance to the students
Exemption of VVN for one academic session is allowed
1.      Exemption of various
types of fees mentioned above will not be allowed hence forth to the children
of Govt. employees as they are getting reimbursement from their departments.
2.      Kendriya Vidyalayas
under project sector are authorized to implement their own differential fee
structure vide KVS Letter No. 6-1/91-KVS (Budget) dt.11.11.1999.
Enhancement of Fees for Kendriya Vidyalayas
scheme of Kendriya Vidyalayas was approved in November, 1962 by the Govt. of
India to provide uninterrupted education to the wards of transferable Central
Government employees. Starting with the taking over of 20 Regimental Schools as
Central Schools or Kendriya Vidyalayas during the academic year 1963-64 the
Schools have now expanded to a network of 1087 schools all over the country and
3 schools abroad. This phenomenal growth is mainly due to the quality education
provided by Kendriya Vidyalayas and ceaseless efforts put in by the employees
of KVS. On 15th December, 1965 KVS was registered as a society
under the Societies Registration Act. KVS is functioning under the Ministry of
Human Resource Development and is financed by Government of India.
of now Kendriya Vidyalayas have been catering to the schooling needs of the
children of transferable Central Govt. employees including Defence and Para –
Military personnel, children of employees of other Government undertakings and
Autonomous Bodies as also of the floating population and others. Kendriya
Vidyalayas are maintaining School Fund account to which all the moneys received
in the form of Govt. grants and Tuition Fees received from the students are
credited. In addition, Vidyalayas are also maintaining Vidyalaya Vikas Nidhi
which came into existence after merging the then Pupil Fund, Maintenance &
Development fund and Science Fund. Collection towards Computer Fund is also
credited into VVN Account which is to be spent exclusively for computer
education consumables, remuneration of computer instructors etc. Vidyalaya
Vikas Nidhi is thus administered for the development of the School and overall
welfare of the student community.
Activities at present covered under V.V.N. are mainly
grouped as under:-
1.      Annual Repairs
& Maintenance etc:
 It includes repair & maintenance of
School Building (Civil and Electricals), compound wall, Internal roads,
furniture maintenance of Sports facilities and campus, Gardening &
maintenance of School Park.
2.      Classroom
 Purchase, repair & maintenance of classroom
furniture & fixtures, purchase and maintenance of Lab. Equipment including
consumables as also the upkeep of laboratories, Purchase, maintenance and
development of facilities such as library, academic facilities and
infrastructure facilities, Vidyalaya magazine and student diary, Procurement,
maintenance and development of Computer and Computer related technology
including e-mail, inter net for students.
3.      Student Activity
and Welfare:
 Expenditure on Games and Sports, Scouts and Guides,
Adventure/ Mountaineering/ Trekking, SUPW activities, Audio-visual activities,
Pupils Societies, School Day Celebration, Conduct of Examination, School Day
Celebration, Entertainment on Special occasion, Medical/Sanitation, Employment
of workers on Part Time basis and any other expenditure for the benefit of the
Revised rates of fees w.e.f. 01.04.2013
The scope of activities through the Vidyalaya Vikas Nidhi of
the Kendriya Vidyalayas is enlarged in a geometrical progression day by day and
the existing  financial resources are inadequate to meet such new
activities. In order to augment financial resources to meet additional
requirement of funds, the VVN Contribution and Computer Fund is now revised
with effect from 01.04.2013 as per details given below:-
Existing fees per month
 (in Rupees)
Revised fees per month
 (in Rupees)
Tuition Fees
Computer Fund (Class – III & above)
VVN Contribution
Tution Fees
Computer Fund(Class – III & above)
VVN Contribution
200 (Boys)
200 (Boys)
Commerce & Humanities
300 (Boys)
300 (Boys)
400 (Boys)
400 (Boys)
Computer fund @ Rs. 150/- will be charged from the students
who opt Computer Science/IP as an elective subject.
At present Government employees (whose wards constitute
approximately 73% of total students enrolment) are entitled for reimbursement
of fees @ Rs. 1250/- per month per child. Therefore, there shall be no burden
on the parents as entire amount of revised fee will be reimbursable to them
from their Office/Department concerned.
Remianing 27% of the school children are falling under the
private categoroy (Vth category). Out of the 27%, 12% of the children are
exempted from the payment of fees. However, even after the fee hike the fees
charged by Kendriya Vidyalayas will be less than the prevailing fees charged by
the private/ public schools in the country.
Causes for enhancement of fees and utilization of
additional funds:-
(i)    To
provide for creation of ICT-enable class rooms in the Vidyalayas to modernize
the teaching-learning environment as mandated through ICT policy of Govt of
India which has further been stressed upon by the CBSE calling its affiliated
institutions for conversion of at least one class room in each class into
IT-enabled smart E-Class rooms, to begin with and increase the said
infrastructure in a phased manner.
(ii)    To
provide for creation of corpus at RO/Hqrs level for meeting the infrastructural
(building/sports etc.) requirements of the KVs as a whole by way of regular
contribution in the form of remittance as certain percentage of the total
collection of VVN fee. The existing contribution payable by the Vidyalayas to
KVS RO Deposit Account, Regional Sports Control Board Account and National
Sports Control Board Account at rate of 5%, 3% and 2% respectively will remain
unchanged. In addition to the above a separate contribution of 20% will have to
be remitted by all Kendriya Vidyalayas quarterly from the VVN collection to KVS
(HQ) through their Regional Offices. Such contributions will be utilized by the
KVS (HQ) towards major maintenance/ repairs and construction of additional
class rooms/ laboratories/ playgrounds/ auditorium etc. for the existing Vidyalayas.
This contribution may not be utilized for construction of school buildings/
staff quarters for the newly sanctioned Vidyalayas for which financial support
is provided by Govt.
(iii)    To
provide for creation of suitable infrastructure for Language Labs etc.
(iv)    To
provide for suitable operational requirements of Fire safety.
(v)     To
meet the additional requirement toward the payment of salary to contractual
teachers. In fact the rates for Payment to contractual teachers have been
increased substantially
which may cause a considerable financial burden on the
VVN fund of the Vidyalayas.
(vi)      Exemption
from payment of any fee from 25% of students enrolled under RTE Act.
This is
likely to have multiplying effect by every year in the total strength of the
school as such it is likely to lessen the VVN generation.
(vii)     Apart
from the exemption granted to RTE students, there is a provision of
re-imbursement of Rs.4500/- per child per annum towards books, transportation,
uniforms etc of the same lot of RTE students which is likely to cause
considerable amount from VVN fund and hence requiring raising of fee, although
the same may be got recouped from the Govt. but with no certainty as of now.
(viii)    Exemption to
BPL category students, single girl child students, disabled/challenged students
etc have financial bearing on the collection of VVN for whom the expenditure is
done by the Vidyalaya on holistic activities in normal course.
(ix)     Revision
of Minimum Wages by Govt. of Delhi/ respective states
mandating the payment of
enhance wages to the contractual staff employed for Security services,
Conservancy services and horticulture/ beautification activities of the
(x)       Providing
of Medical facilities to the student community has been inducted by the KVS in
the form of engagement of Doctors and Nurses on daily basis which is costing
the VVN account of the Vidyalaya for Rs.42500/- per month (Rs. 1000+700=Rs.1700×25
days). This additional burden of regular expenditure needs to be compensated by
way of raising the fee structure.
(xi)       The
KVS has approved the installation of Generator sets in the Vidyalayas out of
VVN fund but the same has not been implemented in most of the schools due to
paucity of funds which may get realized from the revenue generated through
proposed fee hike.
(xii)       Accidental
compensation to the children while school hours.
(xiii)     The
provision of engagement of following categories has added to the additional
expenditure to VVN account:
a.)    Engagement of German teachers.
b.)   Engagement of Data Entry Operators for
ministerial works.
c.)    Engagement of Counselors.
d.)   Engagement of sub-staff against vacant
posts/fire-fighting compliance/Generator set operator etc.
e.)    Increased number of skilled staff
viz sports coaches, dance, music, craft teachers etc.
(xiv)        Above
all, the substantial cost escalation in expenditure on all the items of
expenditure warrants the fee revision to maintain the present status of the
Kendriya Vidyalayas. To illustrate a few:
a.)    Considerable enhancement in cost
of annual Maintenance & Repair/Petty construction activities of Vidyalaya
b.)   Cost escalation in Furniture items, Lab
consumables, Sports goods, Examination related activities, pupil society items
c.)    Cost escalation in
Electricity/Water charges, property tax, telephone expenses etc.
d.)   Hike in stationery items viz computer
cartridges, AMCs, printing papers, photocopies etc.

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  • Anonymous 10 years ago

    Dear Sir,
    I am an Ex serviceman blessed with two daughters studying in Class VI and III in KV ,Kolkata. From the core of our hearts myself and my wife felt that other students those are single girl child are exempted from fees in spite of their parents are earning huge salaries/economically rich.
    At present scenario the sex ratio is the most burning issue in India and Government is promising every time to protect the interest of every girl child and giving the publicity that they are the asset to our country by ensuring them free education and social securities.
    Then we can't understand parents those are blessed with only daughters( one or two) will be paying huge amount for their daughters education in KV definitely thinking themselves most unfortunate fellows.
    Where as parents those are working in Central Govt. are getting Children Education Allowance for two kids whether son or daughter no matter!
    At this juncture we pray to supreme authority to look into the matter and relieve us from huge fees for our daughters education.