Region’s Sainik Schools prime the listing in sending college students to Armed Forces

Vijay Mohan

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 22

Sainik Schools in north India have emerged as the highest institutes within the nation for sending college students to the Armed Forces, with two colleges in Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh topping the listing.

The common proportion of scholars per 12 months from Sainik School Ghorakhal in Uttarakhand chosen to affix the National Defence Academy, Naval Academy and Military Academies within the final 10 years 33.four per cent.

Sainik School Sujanpur Tihra in Himachal Pradesh is second with 30.5 per cent, adopted by Sainik School Korukonda in Andhra Pradesh with 24.three per cent, information positioned earlier than Parliament by the Ministry of Defence on September 21 reveals.

As far as different states within the area are involved, Sainik School Kunjpura in Haryana comes 10th on the listing with 13.eight per cent of its college students becoming a member of the navy academies whereas Sainik School Kapurthala is means down on the 17th place with 10.9 per cent.

All 4 aforementioned states have a powerful martial custom and contribute a big chunk of manpower to the Armed Forces. In addition to manpower in different arms and providers, the infantry regiments of Garhwal Rifles, Kumaon Regiment, Dogra Regiment, Punjab Regiment, Jat Regiment, Sikh Regiment and the Sikh Light Infantry completely draw their troops from these states.

There are a complete of 33 Sainik Schools positioned in 24 states. Amongst them Uttar Pradesh is the one state to have three Sainik Schools, whereas seven different states, together with Haryana, have two colleges every. A second Sainik School in Punjab is within the technique of being established close to Amritsar. A couple of extra Sainik Schools are additionally arising in different states.

Managed by the Sainik Schools Society underneath the aegis of the Ministry of Defence, the faculties had been conceived in 1961 to arrange college students mentally and bodily for entry into the National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla, and the Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala.

The central authorities in addition to the state governments share the monetary onus of operating these colleges, with provision of land and infrastructure being the duty of the states. Armed Forces officers are additionally deputed to those colleges as principals.

Funding for these colleges has typically been a difficulty and in lots of cases some state governments have been discovered to be wanting on this regard. A big chunk of their funds additionally comes from the Ministry of Defence.

Official information reveals that after a constant improve over 4 years from Rs 74.94 crore in 2015-16 to Rs 84.22 crore in 2018-19, the allocations/utilisation fell drastically to Rs 40.40 crore in 2019-20.


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