Directorate of Education, Government of Goa
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About Directorate of Education
The Directorate of Education deals with the organization, development and regulation of School Education in the State of Goa under the provisions of the Goa, Daman & Diu School Education Act, 1984 and rules made there under. The educational structure of the state consists of pre-primary, primary, middle, secondary and higher secondary education.
The headquarters of the Directorate of Education are located at Panaji, Goa. It is headed by Director of Education who is Ex-officio Joint Secretary (Education) and is assisted by Director (Administration), Joint Director of Accounts, three Deputy Directors of Education for Academic, Adult and Vocational Sections, six Assistant Directors of Education, Vocational Education Officer and Environmental Education Officer, all persons holding Class 1 posts.
Goa has two districts viz. North Goa and South Goa. For educational purposes the State has, however, been divided into three educational zones each comprising of three to four talukas / blocks. The headquarters of these zonal offices are (a) at Panaji for the Central Zone covering Tiswadi, Ponda and Sanguem talukas / blocks; (b) at Margao for the South Zone covering Canacona, Quepem, Salcete and Mormugao talukas / blocks; and (c) at Mapusa for the North Zone covering Pernem, Bardez, Bicholim and Sattari talukas / blocks. Each zonal office is headed by a Deputy Director of Education. He is assisted by an Assistant Director of Education and a Deputy Education Officer who looks after academic matters.
Taluka / Block Level
At the block level, three / four Assistant District Educational Inspectors look after the work of administration, supervision, coordination, monitoring, etc. under the supervision and guidance of the Assistant Directors of Education in charge of the respective zones.
All the ADEIs are of the same rank and generally the senior most ADEI manages the block level education office and also functions as a drawing and disbursing officer for all government primary and middle school teachers and office staff.