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नवोदय विद्यालय समिति

Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti

( An Autonomous Body Under Ministry of Education ) Government Of India

Navodaya Vidyalayas are affiliated to CBSE and offer free education to talented children from Class-VI to XII. Each Navodaya Vidyalaya is a co-educational residential institution providing free boarding and lodging, free school uniforms, text books, stationery, and to and fro rail and bus fare to students. However, a nominal fee @ Rs. 600/- per month is charged from students of Classes- IX to XII as Vidyalaya Vikas Nidhi. The students belonging to SC/ST categories, girls and children of the families Below Poverty Line (BPL) are exempted from payment of this fee. VVN is collected @ Rs. 1500/- per student per month from the students whose parents are Govt. Employees

Facility for Students

  • (1)  Education
  • (2)  Boarding facilities
  • (3)  Lodging facilities
  • (4)  Uniform
  • (5)  Text books
  • (6)  Stationery (such as pen, pencil, eraser, scale, geometry box, note books, school bag )
  • (7)  Daily use items(Bathing soap, Washing soap, Tooth paste, Tooth brush, Shoe polish, Hair oil, Washing and ironing of cloths, Sanitary napkins for girls)
  • Following expenditure on students in JNVs  also born by NVS
  • (1)  Travel expenditure of students by IIIAC in train/AC bus
  • (2)  Medical expenditure.
  • (3)  CBSE-fee.


Direct expenditure per student
With effect from 1st April 2021 
S. No. Item Rates


Mess Expenditure

For JNVs located at other than hard and difficult areas

Rs.1587/- per student per month for 9 months

(Rs.14283/-Per student per year )

In addition, for miscellaneous mess expenditure including fuel for cooking, cleaning/washing, and wages for casual workers engaged for cooking, an additional amount of Rs. 353/- per child per month (for 9 months) is also approved.



For JNVs located at hard and difficult areas

Rs.1,852/- per student per month for 9 months.

(Rs.16668/-Per student per year )

In addition, for miscellaneous mess expenditure including fuel for cooking, cleaning/washing, and wages for casual workers engaged for cooking, an additional amount of Rs. 353/- per child per month (for 9 months) is also approved.



(i) Rs. 2400/- per student per annum for JNVs located in temperate climate/costal areas- Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Kerala, Odisha, Karnataka, West Bengal, Gujarat, Daman & Diu, Maharashtra, Goa, Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Andaman & Nicobar, Puducherry, and Lakshadweep.


(ii) Rs. 3000/- per student per annum for JNVs located in extreme summer and normal winter areas – Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, and Chandigarh.


(iii) Rs. 3360/- per student per annum for JNVs located in extreme winter areas – Jammu & Kashmir, Ladakh, Uttrakhand, North Eastern Region, and Himachal Pradesh.


Daily Use Toilet Items

Rs. 1200/- per student per year


Other expenditure on students including stationery, travel, medical, CBSE fees 

(i) Medical Expenses @ Rs. 36/- per child per month for 09 months = Rs. 324/-



(ii) Stationery – Rs. 102/- per student per month for 09 months = 918


(iii)  Bedding – Rs. 720/- per student per year


(iv) Doctor Fee:

a)   Honorarium to be paid/Month Rs 20000/ if the distance of JNV is more than 10 Km from the Taluka Hq and more than 25 Km from Dist. Hq (9x20000=1,80,000/-) and in JNVs located in hard and difficult stations

b)In other JNVs it is Rs 6,000pm (9x6000=54000/)

(v) CBSE fees – Actuals

(vi) School Bag for class VI, & IX  students only – Rs. 360/-

(vii) Travel Expenses –@ Rs. 24/- per child per month for 09 months = Rs. 216/- for the local journey.

actual III AC class in rail/ AC bus fare for the outstation official journey.


Daily allowance to student during journey only for participating in various events/activities outside the JNV.

In case of travel by train, actual rates charged by IRCTC / Indian Railway for standard meals and breakfast taken, with the upper ceiling of         Rs. 300/- per day per student.

Daily allowance in other cases of traveling by train where IRCTC or Indian Railway services are not available and in cases of traveling by other means will remain unchanged i.e. Rs. 150/- per day per student.


  1. Under Computer Education Programme, I.T. Accessories, educational softwares and absolutely required hardwares can also be procured.
  2. Service of experts can also be utilized by the institution for promotion of sports, yoga adventure activities etc.
  3. Expenditure on educational Excursions need not be restricted to migrated students. However, excursions to the places of Historical importance, cultural and scientific interest shall be organized for all children.
  4. Expenditure for specialized training on cultural importance like Bharatnatyam, Kuchippudi, Mohiniyattom. Folk Dance, SPICMACAY programme, Art in Education etc. can also be met from this fund.
  5. Expenditure on Safety and Security, Health care, providing academic tools, quality improvement activities like, providing clean drinking water, hot water facilities, clean toilets with tiles paved on the toilet floor, providing reading room facilities etc. can also be taken up.


JNVs are also allowed to utilise VVN  w.e.f. 1.1.2018 for  following types of expenditures:

  1. Installation of CCTV camera in  the common area.
  2. Maintenance of CCTV   in the schools.
  3. Engaging the services of security personnel by outsourcing at the rate 2 personnel per school.
  4. Engagement of counselors on the part-time basis as per the approved norms.

NVS has adopted “zero tolerance policy’ as regard safety and security of students. Comprehensive guidelines have been issued in this regard time to time. Principals and Teachers have been educated about the importance of safety and security of children through various induction courses and the outcome has been found to be good.

  1. A full time Staff Nurse is appointed in each JNV to deal with emergency.
  2. It has been approved to appoint part-time doctors to visit JNVs for two hours every day on all working in respect of (a)  All JNVs located in hard and difficult areas and 0ther JNVs which are located beyond a distance of 10 kms. from Tehsil Hqrs. and  25 kms. from District Hqrs. (b) In other JNVs, 2 visits of Doctor per week to the Vidyalaya. (C)Additionally, Counsellors/Dentists/Eye Specialists, appointed by the Vidyalaya for the welfare of the students will also visit on need basis.
  3. In addition to it, facility of Vehicle to respond in case of any emergency is also provided.
  • Necessary instructions have been issued to JNVs for ensuring safety of students from fire accidents by installing adequate number of Fire Extinguishers and MOEFA.
  • Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act 2012 has been implemented in JNVs. Necessary instructions have been issued regarding prevention of Sexual Abuse of Girl Child. A School Complaint Committee (S.C.C.) should be set up in each JNV to serve as complaints and redressal body. This Committee shall be chaired by the Principal/Vice- Principal of the school, and shall consist of five other members, i.e. one male teacher, one female teacher, one female student, one male student and one non-teaching staff member. Each Regional Office shall have a Cluster Complaint Committee (C.C.C.), with the Assistant Commissioner in-charge of the Cluster as its Coordinator. In addition, each of these Committees shall have a female officer as a member.

Instructions have been issued to JNVs for a strict ban on corporal  punishments.

  • Instructions have been issued to JNVs for a strict ban on Bullying and Ragging.