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Opening of more Military and Sainik Schools

There is no proposal to set up more Rashtriya Military Schools in the Country. Also, there is no proposal at present to set up any new Sainik School in Tamil Nadu.
There are no laid down criteria / guidelines for opening of Rashtriya Military Schools in the Country. Establishment of new Sainik Schools is considered on receipt of a specific request from the State Government, which is required to provide infrastructure in the form of land, educational and residential buildings, games fields etc. The year-wise details of financial assistance provided to Military Schools during the last three years is as under:-
Funds
2013-14
2014-15
2015-16
Annual Training Grant
43,60,000
49,40,000
69,65,000
Annual Library Grant
10,35,000
11,20,000
12,05,000
Sports Activity Grant
15,00,000
0
56,68,000
Incidental & Misc. (I&M) Grant
1,81,97,000
1,94,10,000
2,09,65,000
Information Technology Grant
54,08,000
30,75,000
54,47,000
Total
3,05,00,000
2,85,45,000
4,02,50,000

The year-wise details of financial assistance provided to Sainik Schools during the last three years is as under:-
Funds
2013-14
2014-15
2015-16
Defence Scholarships
5,06,56,000
5,32,64,000
5,66,40,000
Central Assistance
1,14,39,949
1,14,67,674
1,14,21,201
NDA Incentive
57,45,451
66,42,260
46,07,880
Sharing the Burden
20,10,52,926
20,89,89,478
20,21,90,038
Training Grant
2,40,00,000
2,50,00,000
2,50,00,000
Infrastructure Grant
17,79,20,000
18,63,41,562
0
100% Additionality of Pay & Allowances
17,12,47,829
17,67,89,923
21,26,41,135
Total
64,20,62,155
66,84,94,897
51,25,00,254

This information was given by Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar in a written reply to Shri R. Vaithilingam in Rajya Sabha today.
DM/NAMPI/RAJ

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