The Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan is registered as a society under the Societies Registration Act (XXI of 1860). The primary aim of the Sangathan is to provide, establish, endow, maintain control and manage the Central Schools (Kendriya Vidyalayas) located all over India and abroad. The Sangathan has three tier management structure with its (I) Headquarters (II) Regional Offices managing a cluster of about 45-50 schools and (III) Kendriya Vidyalayas spread all over the country and abroad, each having their Vidyalaya Management Committees.

    General body of Sangathan

    The general body of the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan is the apex body. The Minister of Education, in-charge of the Kendriya Vidyalayas scheme, is the Chairman of the Sangathan. The Minister of State in the Ministry of Education is the Deputy Chairman and an Officer of the Ministry of Education, specified by the Government of India for this purpose, is the Vice Chairman of the Sangathan. Other members are appointed by the Government of India from amongst senior officers of the Ministries of Finance, Defence, Works and Housing, Health and department of Personnel and Training as well as distinguished educationists including representatives of the Central Board of Secondary Education. National Council of Educational Research and Training and State Governments besides Members of Parliament, Women representatives and Members of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.

    Standing Committee

    Finance Committee, Works Committee and Academic Advisory Committee are the Standing Committees of the Board of Governors of the Sangathan. The functions and powers of these Committees, in brief, are as under:

    Academic Advisory Committee

    To advise about the academic and co-curricular programmes of Kendriya Vidyalayas – to help prepare guidelines for implementation of these programmes – to help Kendriya Vidyalayas realise, among others, the objectives of the Sangathan, viz., to develop the Vidyalayas as “School of Excellence” in the context of the National goals of education – to promote national integration and to review publication programmes and suggest improvements.

    Finance Committee

    To scrutinize the accounts and budget estimates of the Sangathan – to consider and make recommendations to the Board for new expenditure on account of major work – to scrutinize reappropriation statement and audit notes and to review the finances of the Sangathan besides getting concurrent audit conducted.

    Works Committee

    To recommend the work policy of the Sangathan – to consider and approve the work programme- to prescribe norms for issue of administrative approval and expenditure sanction – to review the progress of construction work to advise the Board on policy matters relating to the works programme.