New Delhi. 11 February 2022. The Government has approved the initiative of setting up of 100 new Sainik Schools in partnership with NGOs/private schools and States to be set up under the aegis of Sainik Schools Society, Ministry of Defence. Based upon the approval, applications have been invited by Sainik Schools Society, Ministry of Defence through web portal from all willing partners.

Applications received are subject to short-listing for approval based on meeting of qualifying requirements framed for the purpose and agreeing to the approval by-laws and signing of the Memorandum of Agreement with the Sainik Schools Society. Government of India will provide an annual support, on Merit-Cum-Means, of up to 50% fee (subject to an upper limit of Rs 40,000/- per student per annum) for up to 50% of class strength (subject to an upper limit of 50 students per class per annum) for the approved school.

The scheme for opening of 100 New Sainik Schools is open to all Private/NGOs/State Government Schools in all states and union territories. Communication has been sent to government of all States/UTs, including Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Jharkhand, to sensitize and encourage any willing schools, within their jurisdictions.