The Centre proposes to open nearly 1,000 Kendriya Vidyalayas in the country during the 11th Five Year Plan, HRD Minister Arjun Singh said here.
This was announced at a function held yesterday to honour 48 KV teachers with incentive awards.
Lauding the role of the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan in empowering women, Singh said 46 women bagged prizes out of a total of 48 incentive awards and 14 national awards.
Singh, who is also the Chairman of Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan, said incentive awards should also be given to the non-teaching staff of KVs.
The next decade would be of secondary education in which the role of KVs would definitely be a pace-setter, the Secretary, School Education and Literacy, Champak Chatterjee said.
The Commissioner of KVS, Rangalal Jamuda spoke on the overall achievements of Kendriya Vidyalayas in academic as well as co-academic fields.