In a report prepared by the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan, it has been revealed that 200 Kendriya Vidyalaya and 125 Navodaya Vidyalaya schools are operating without principals. The Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan is the governing body of all Kendriya Vidyalaya schools in the country. The report is based on data collected for the period 2015-16. The report also reveals that 113 schools do not have vice-principals. In addition, shortage of teachers in Kendriya Vidyalaya schools is in excess of 10,000. The report has been submitted to the Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD).
The report states that there are 1,142 Kendriya Vidyalaya schools including three that are located overseas in Russia, Nepal and Iran. In these schools, 10,039 teaching posts including TGTs, PGTs and PRTs are vacant in Kendriya Vidyalaya schools besides 14,144 non-teaching posts. Shortage of faculty has also been observed in other schools such as Javahar Navodaya Vidyalaya (JNV) schools. In JNVs, 125 schools do not have principals and 53 schools do not have vice principals. Teaching and non-teaching vacancies in JNVs are 2,023 and 1,734 respectively.