Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has issued the order to upgrade the Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalayas (KGBVs) in the state into higher secondary schools.
According to an official release, the chief minister has issued the order while presiding over the seventh meeting of General Council of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) of Haryana School Shiksha Priyojna Parishad.
He directed the officials to provide all the facilities and infrastructure necessary for the upgrade.
“He directed that science stream should also be introduced in KGBVs once they are upgraded upto the 12th standard,” the release said.
Introduced in 2004 under the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, KGBVs are upper primary residential schools for the girls belonging to SC, ST, OBC categories besides other minority and disadvantaged sections of society.
The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has approved 36 KGBVs for 36 Educational Backward Blocks in Haryana. Out of these, 31 are functional in residential mode of which eight KGBVs had been upgraded to Secondary level under Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA), the release said.