After the terrible news of 49 students committing suicide in the past 5 years in the central government’s residential schools Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (JNVs), the government instructed the schools to appoint two counselors each at every center.
Recently, it has been reported that the government has approved to appoint one male and female counselors in all 635 branches, being allocated ₹56 crore for the recruitment.
Also, it was observed that the students are motivated to adopt the reading habits in these schools and are also promoted to implement activities proposed under Padhe Bharat Badhe Bharat. For this, an annual grant of Rs 5,000 to Rs 20,000 per school has been provided under Samagra Siksha.
The Rashtriya Avaishkar Abhiyan (RAA) has also been implemented for motivating children aged between 6-18 years to get themselves involved in the fields of science, maths, and technology.
“We will issue an Expression of Interest soon and our effort is to have counselors in place by the time the new academic session begins in April. The initiative will be reviewed after a year,” a senior official involved in the exercise informed.