Soon After replacing German with Sanskrit as third language from Classes VI to VIII, Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) has decided to teach Sanskrit in Classes XI and XII from next year. A communication has been sent to all Kendriya Vidyalayas asking them to employ teachers on agreement basis for teaching Sanskrit.
Government officials stated that there was a policy of teaching Sanskrit as an optional subject, it was not being firmly followed and hence employment of Sanskrit teachers was blocked in 1980s. The decision of introducing Sanskrit was introduced in Classes XI and XII was taken at the 99th meeting of the Board of Governors of KVS which took place on October 27. Currently, 1,102 Kendriya Vidyalayas are operating under the KVS apart from three abroad.