Showcause notice to Kendriya Vidyalaya Principals

, 1:17 PM IST

New Delhi: 240 school principals of the Kendriya Vidyalaya have been issued the showcause notice by the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan over the drop in their class XII pass percentage in comparison to 2015.

In addition to the principals, KVS has also served similar notices to eight deputy commissioners and nine assistant commissioners who are in-charge of zones covering the 240 KVs. The notices were served last month.

There are 1,135 Kendriya Vidyalayas in the country which cater to the schooling needs of children of transferable Central government employees. Of these, 875 are up to Class XII. This means about 27 per cent of the 875 school principals have been asked to explain the drop in their Class XII pass percentage in comparison to 2015, and why action should not be initiated against them. The 240 schools under scanner have registered a decline between 1 and 42 per cent in their pass percentage.

KVS is currently studying the responses. If an explanation is not found to be convincing, the KV chairman, could transfer the concerned principal or let him off with a warning.