Education of the Handicapped
rules for opening of new schools for the handicapped or
for additional class divisions
for grant of recognition of schools, qualification of teachers
etc. are dealt with in G.O. (P) 412/69/Edn. dated 3rd November
1969 as modified/amended from time to time.
Application for opening of schools or for additional standard
in the existing schools shall be submitted to the District
Educational Officers on or before 31st December of the year
preceding the school year in which new schools or additional
divisions are proposed to be opened. The District Educational
Officers will submit the applications duly recommended to
the Director of Public Instruction on or before 31st January.
minimum strength of a class division is 5 and the maximum
number is 10.
of Public Instruction is the competent authority to fix
the staff of Government schools while District Educational
Officers are competent to fix the staff of aided schools.
will be paid to the recognised aided schools, subject to
the conditions specified in G.O. (P) 412/69/Edn., Dated
23rd November 1969.
deaf, dumb and blind pupils studying in Government/aided
schools for the handicapped are eligible for educational
concessions in the form of boarding charges, school requisite
dress allowance etc. on the basis of the annual income of
the parents/guardians. Those who do not stay in approved
hostels or who attend the schools as day scholars are not
eligible for boarding charges.
The pupils will be exempted from all kinds of fees such
as games fees, examination fees etc. on the basis of annual
income of the parents/guardians. The blind, deaf and dumb
pupils are eligible for the above concessions if their parental
annual income do not exceed Rs. 60,000.
Kerala Aided School Employees Provident Fund
Kerala Aided School Employees Provident Fund (KASEPF) Branch
functioned in the office of the Director of Public Instruction,
Thiruvananthapuram have been decentralised to
District level attached to the Office of the Deputy Director
(Edn.) as per order No. G.O. (Rt.) No.3033/98/G.Edn. Dated
31-7-1998. The KASEPF units are under the control of Assistant
Provident Fund Officer.
Admission : All the full employees either permanent
or officiating who have completed one year of service and
governed under Chapter XIV B, KER should join the KASEPF
compulsorily. However one year of service is not a pre-requisite
to join the fund. An employee whose appointment
is approved and is likely to continue in service for more
than one year can be admitted to the fund on condition that
the controlling officer certify that the employee is likely
to continue in service for more than one year. But the employees
who belong to regions orders which vows poverty can be exempted
by the controlling officers.
The application for admission with nomination in the prescribed
form are to be forwarded through the head of the institution
with the counter signature of the Controlling Officer, direct
to the Assistant Provident Fund Officers of the concerned
subscriber to the fund shall subscribe not less than 6 percent
his/her basic pay rounded to the nearest rupee. The rate
of subscription once fixed cannot be reduced on any account.
the subscriber can enhance the subscription once in the
course of an year. The subscriber can stop the subscription
during the last one year of service immediately preceding
the date of retirement if he/she elect so in writing. No
subscription is to be recovered in the bill for the last
three months of quitting the service.
Protected Teachers : In the case of protected teachers
reputed from Aided schools to
Schools, they should continue their subscription to KASEPF.
Separate schedule should be attached with the bill showing
name of their parent school. The staff of the Aided school
which are closed down and deputed to Government schools
should continue their subscription to KASEPF till they are
absorbed in Government service.
Closure of account : Application for closure of account
with necessary statements of credit and debit and declaration
may be forwarded direct to the Assistant Provident Fund
Officer (PF) by the controlling officers. The application
and all the enclosures should be countersigned by the controlling
officers. The application for the closure of KASEPF account
of the subscriber who was quitted from Aided School service
and joined in Government service should sent his/her application
in the prescribed form (Form E II) immediately after he/she
is got admitted to G.P.F through the Head of the Aided school
he/she worked last. Steps will be taken by this office to
transfer the balance amount at his/her credit in the KASEPF
Account to GPF.