Structure of the Department
General Education Department is one of the important departments
in Kerala. The Director of Public Instruction is the Head
of the Department. The Director is also the Commissioner
for Government Examinations in the state. He is assisted
by 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. The Joint commissioner,
the Secretary, The Assistant Secretary and other staff,
located in the Pareekshabhaven, assist him in various Government
Examinations conducted by the Department.
administrative convenience and improving the efficiently
in school education, district offices are functioning in
the 14 revenue districts of the state headed by Deputy Directors
of Education. Each revenue district is divided into Educational
Districts and further into Educational Sub-Districts There
are 36 Educational Districts and 161 Educational sub-districts
in the State. Each District Educational Office is headed
by District Educational Officer (DEO) and each Educational
Sub-District Office is headed by Assistant Educational Officer
(AEO). The DEO attends the administration of High Schools,
Training Schools and other special types of schools in the
Educational District. The AEO is primarily responsible for
the administration of all primary schools within the Sub-District.
Department plays an eminent role in the physical and mental
development of all pupils studying in schools. 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.