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General Education Department of Kerala

The General Education Department is one of the important departments in Kerala..The Department plays an eminent role in the physical and metal development of all pupils studying in schools. Kerala’s achievements in social development and quality of life are, no doubt, inspiring and encouraging. The state has achieved a human development index comparable to the developed countries of the World. Prof. Amartya Sen has attributed these achievements largely to the priority which the state has accorded to high literacy among all Indian states and education for a long time.The department administers school education from pre-primary level to the secondary level and also teacher training.There has been tremendous growth in educational facilities at all levels of education in the state during the last 50 years. The private and public sectors together played significant role in attaining the present level and their contribution to the field are remarkable.The department has already taken several steps to improve access, equity, quality and social justice both in schools and in colleges, both in Government as well as in the private sector.

General Education Department Organization:

The General Education Department is one of the important departments in Kerala.Kerala’s achievements in social development and quality of life are, no doubt, inspiring and encouraging.The Director of Public Instruction (DPI) is the Head of the Department. The Director is also the Commissioner for Government Examinations in the state. Additional Directors, Joint Directors, Senior Administrative Officer, Senior Finance Officer, Law Officer, Deputy Secretary, Accounts Officers, Deputy Directors, Assistant Directors and other staff in the headquarters assist him.The Joint commissioner, the Secretary, The Assistant Secretary and other staff, located in the Pareekshabhavan, assist him in various Government Examinations conducted by the Department.Deputy Director of Education (DDE) heads each District Educational Officers and Assistant Educational Officer (AEO) heads each Educational Sub-District Officers. The DEO attends the administration of High Schools, Training Schools and other special types of schools in the Educational District.

Notable Function of General Education Department :

  • Establishment of Ministerial staff (Govt.)
  • Computer literacy and studies in School Class, Introduction of Computer in Schools (State Scheme)
  • Establishment papers of Primary School Teachers and Headmasters (Both Aided and Departmental) except craft and language in Malappuram, Thrissur, Wayanad and Palakkad.
  • Establishment matters of Officers in the cadre of Senior Superintendent, P.A. to D.E.O, A.A, A.O, APFO, D.E.O and D.D.E, JDPI., ADPI.
  • National Education Policy.
  • Area Intensive Programme for educationally backward minorities
  • Uneconomic schools (Government and Aided) closing of Government Schools.
  • Quarterly statement of appointments under compassionate employment scheme
  • Recognition of Teachers Association.
  • Free distribution of teaching aids to pupils of standard I in Government and Aided Schools.
  • Manufacturing of note books under work experience programme. Motor vehicles of the General Education department including purchase, repair and auctions of vehicles.
  • Allotment of schools ground for functions like sports etc.
  • Consolidation of miscellaneous interpolation.

Department Section:

S.NO Department Section Phone No
1 General Education (A)Department 2517188
2 General Education (B)Department 2518577
3 General Education(C)Department 2518561
4 General Education(D)Department 2518689
5 General Education(E) Department 2518715
6 General Education(F)Department 2518694
7 General Education(H)Department 2517193
8 General Education(J) Department 2517201
9 General Education(K) Department 2517006
10 General Education(L) Department 2517199
11 General Education(M) Department 2518782
12 General Education(N) Department 2518727
13 General Education(P) Department 2518710
14 General Education(R) Department 2517024
15 General Education(S) Department 2518260
16 General Education(T) Department 2518690
17 General Education(U Department 2518585
18 General Education(PS) Department 2517610
19 General Education(Special Cell) Department 2518859

Related Websites of General Education Departments

S.NO Name of Website Link
1 Department of General Education
2 State Resource Center (SRC), Kerala
3 Information & Public Relations Department
4 Online Transfer and Postings
5 Kerala State Skill Development Project

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