Students of Eklavya Model Residential Schools showing excellent results: Jual Oram

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New Delhi: As per the budget announcement for 2018-19, by the year 2022, every block with more than 50% ST population and at least 20000 tribal persons will have Eklavya Model Residential Schools (EMRSs) throughout the country. Replying to a starred question in the Lok Sabha today, the Minister of Tribal Affairs, Shri Jual Oram said that there are 564 Sub-districts i.e. block/taluka/tehsil having more than 50% ST population and at least 20000 tribal persons. Accordingly, all these 564 sub-districts will be covered under the EMRS scheme over the next three years.

In reply to a supplementary question, the Tribal Affairs Minister said that the performance of these schools is excellent in several states with almost 100% passed result while 60-70% of the students having passed with first class distinction. The students of these schools are qualifying NET and also joining IITs and IIMs, the Minister explained.

A total of 284 Eklavya Model Residential Schools (EMRSs) have been sanctioned as on date, out of which 214 have been reported functional. The number of EMRSs currently operational in the country, and the details of students enrolled in these EMRSs is mentioned below:

Sl No.

States

Number of functional EMRSs

Number of students enrolled

1.

Andhra Pradesh

14

2800

2

Arunachal Pradesh

2

240

3

Chhattisgarh

25

6780

4

Gujarat

27

10172

5

Himachal Pradesh

1

210

6

Jammu & Kashmir

2

120

7

Jharkhand

7

2829

8

Karnataka

10

2385

9

Kerala

2

600

10

Madhya Pradesh

32

10270

11

Maharashtra

18

4103

12

Manipur

3

1170

13

Mizoram

2

400

14

Nagaland

3

583

15

Odisha

14

5340

16

Rajasthan

15

5350

17

Sikkim

4

915

18

Tamil Nadu

7

1553

19

Telangana

11

4160

20

Tripura

4

1680

21

Uttar Pradesh

2

630

22

Uttarakhand

2

279

23

West Bengal

7

2662

Total

214

65231

The capital cost for the school complex, including hostels and staff quarters is Rs. 12.00 crore with a provision to go up to Rs. 16.00 crore in hill areas, deserts and islands. As per guidelines, Recurring cost during the first year (2010) for schools was @ Rs. 42000/- per child which has now been enhanced to Rs. 61,500/- per student per year. As per extant guidelines the responsibility for the management of the School including student admission, staff recruitment, personnel policy/administration estate management etc. rests with the State Government. The details of the teachers in EMRSs across the country is not centrally maintained. A statement on recurring grants released during last four years for the EMRSs is mentioned below:

Sl. No.

States

2014-15

2015-16

2016-17

2017-18

1

Andhra Pradesh

1260.00

680.00

680.40

757.26

2

Arunachal Pradesh

50.40

120.80

50.40

100.80

3

Chhattisgarh

4126.24

1725.57

1756.02

2226.84

4

Gujarat

2503.62

3168.90

3802.26

3930.78

5

Himachal Pradesh

95.00

88.20

88.20

88.20

6

Jammu & Kashmir

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

6

Jharkhand

504.00

504.00

806.40

957.60

7

Karnataka

680.40

1000.00

999.60

999.60

8

Kerala

388.50

350.00

221.76

244.02

9

Madhya Pradesh

3290.80

3008.88

3370.92

3643.28

10

Maharashtra

916.96

1083.60

1512.00

1663.20

11

Manipur

0.00

75.00

239.40

302.40

12

Mizoram

100.00

345.45

168.00

168.00

13

Nagaland

200.34

200.34

183.96

222.60

14

Odisha

2683.29

2142.00

2242.80

2242.80

15

Rajasthan

1381.80

1381.80

1633.80

1970.00

16

Sikkim

320.30

300.00

300.30

354.48

17

Tamil Nadu

264.00

352.80

378.00

504.00

18

Telangana

2520.00

1272.00

1344.00

1377.60

19

Tripura

655.20

0.00

730.80

705.60

20

Uttar Pradesh

195.44

208.70

189.00

252.00

21

Uttarakhand

126.00

151.20

0.00

367.06

22

West Bengal

1049.16

1049.16

1049.16

1049.16

Total

23311.45

19208.40

21747.18

24127.28

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