Admission to Kendriya Vidyalaya (KV) schools across the country under the discretionary quota of the Minister of Human Resource Development (HRD) in 2018-19 have gone up more than 20 timers when compared with the 2014 admission season, according to a report by The Indian Express. Since 2016, admissions to KVs under the minister's discretionary quota have accounted for more than the total number of admissions securred through all 790 members from both Houses of Parliament.
The Indian Express report cited data procured nder the Right to Information (RTI) Act. Each Member of Parliament is currently allowed admission of 10 students in an academic session from their constituency (or state in case of a Rajya Sabha MP), while admissions on the recommendation of the HRD Minister are granted without any limit.
The data obtained by the Indian Express under RTI point out that during the previous
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