JD Office Creation for Strengthen the District Educational Offices with Two DEOs in AP

JD Office Creation for Strengthen the District Educational Offices with Two DEOs in AP

#JD Office Creation- Strengthen the District Educational offices with 2 DEOs, Strengthening the District Educational Offices with One Academic DEO, One Administration DEO: Government of AP, Education Department, Lr.Rc.No.753/Estt-2/2015, dt: 08-12-2015, School Education Department -Strengthening of District Educational Offices - Posting of senior officers in the cadre of Joint Director of School Education cadre offices in Districts and one more Educational Officer in the District, Ref:- Minutes of the Collectors Conference held on 18.09.2015.


AP Govt plans Reforms in Administration of Education department:
1. Creation of Two DEO posts in dist one For Administration and second for Academic 
2. Creation of Chief Education Officer / join director cader posts @ 1 for Each dist Total 13 posts
3. SSA DPO posts shall be continued
4. All present DEOs will get promotions As J.D's and all DyEOs get DEO promotions
5. If  presidential orders for local caderization over 70% of DyEOs posts fill by promotions from HM Posts
6. Govt directs all RJDs and DEOs suggestions and views on Administrative Reforms


Three tier structure from State to District level:
In this connection, I submit that, at present the Administration of School Education Department is functioning with three tier structure from State to District level as follows:
  1. State Level with the Secretary, School Education & HOD i.e. Commissioner of School Education.
  2. Regional Level there are three Regional Joint Directors of School Education at Kakinada, Guntur and Kadapa.
  3. District Level with District Educational Officer for each District assisted by Deputy Educational Officers at Divisional level and Mandal Educational Officers at Mandal level.


Further, I am to state that as per DISE 2014, there are 61128 schools in the State. This includes 40,329 Primary Schools, 9811 Upper Primary Schools and 10982 High Schools are functioning under all managements. The details are as follows.

DETAILS OF PRIMARY, UPPER PRIMARY AND HIGH SCHOOLS (ALL MANAGEMENTS)
Sl. No   District Primary Upper Primary High School TOTAL
Schools Teachers Schools Teachers Schools Teachers Schools Teachers
1 Srikakulam 2624 5992 801 4711 650 7236 4075 17939
2 Vizianagaram 2472 5935 454 3045 527 5770 3453 14750
3 Visakhapatnam 3592 8139 821 5106 905 11474 5318 24719
4 East Godavari 3930 11454 1009 6484 1106 13674 6045 31612
5 West Godavari 2853 7638 786 5127 797 9740 4436 22505
6 Krishna 2647 7956 872 5418 916 10933 4435 24307
7 Guntur 3030 8802 696 4587 855 10500 4581 23889
8 Prakasam 3071 8579 590 3924 763 8544 4424 21047
9 Nellore 3017 7261 649 3716 688 7601 4354 18578
10 Cuddapah 3110 7674 569 2946 821 7001 4500 17621
11 Kurnool 2314 8462 905 5418 876 9883 4095 23763
12 Anantapur 3183 8532 945 5157 961 9957 5089 23646
13 Chittoor 4486 10396 720 4201 1117 11849 6323 26446
Total 40329 106820 9817 59840 10982 124162 61128 290822

In this connection, I submit that in each District there are a minimum of 3,350 schools with 14,750 teachers and maximum of 6,323 schools with 31,612 teachers per district. On an average there are 4700 schools and 22,300 teachers working. In addition, to the above schools and teachers, there are 13 Govt. DIETs and 536 private D.Ed. Colleges, 3 IASEs and around 1000 Private B.Ed. Colleges are functioning.

Monitoring various programmes/schemes:
The District Educational Officers are the appointing authority for the posts of SGTs & School Assistants and equivalent categories. Besides they are monitoring various programmes / schemes i.e. Mid Day Meals, Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, Rastriya Madhyamika Shiksha Abhiyan, A.P. Model Schools, AP Open Schools, Information, communication Technology (ICT), conduct of various examinations etc.,

Regional Joint Director/RJD:
The Regional Joint Director of School Education is inspecting the offices of District Educational Offices in their respective Zones. They supervise the work being done by District Educational Officers, Regional Inspectors of Physical Education, Deputy Educational Officers, Deputy Inspector of Schools / Mandal Educational Officers particularly their visits and inspections to schools. Service matters of Headmasters of High Schools and Mandal Educational Officers and Lecturers of DIETs, granting permission to recognition to High schools, implementation of major programmes / projects like Rastriya Madhyamika Shiksha Abhiyan, Mid Day Meal, UDISE – Aadhaar seeding, conducting of Inspire Science Exhibitions and Kala Utsav’s etc. are involving lot of manpower, industry and taking lot of time. Due to the heavy workload, the District Educational Officers are unable to ensure effective supervision of academic work. They find it difficult to monitor & administer the above institutions and teachers, consequently the quality of education is being effected adversely.

Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan Programme:
It is also to be kept in view that unlike in many States the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan Programme at District level is functioning in a parallel manner, with District Educational Officer and Project Officer & DPO Team reporting separately to the District Collector, resulting in poor coordination, inadequate monitoring academic standards in Primary Schools & sub optimum utilisation of resources.

Strengthen the District Educational offices
In view of the above facts, it is proposed to strengthen the District Educational offices by posting one officer in the cadre of Joint Director of School Education in the District for effective supervising, Monitoring and coordination of the various programmes / schemes etc.

JD Office:
The Joint Director cadre officer will be the head of the District for School Education Department. He may be designated as Chief Educational Officer or Joint Director of School Education. To assist him one District Educational Officer (Academic), one District Educational Officer (Administration) are required.

District Educational Officer (Academic):
The District Educational Officer (Academic) will focus on academic activities like trainings, monitoring, visits, inspections of institutions and will take care to improve the learning levels among the students. So there is a need for District Educational Officer (Academic) to look after academic activities effectively.

District Educational Officer (Administration)
The District Educational Officer (Administration) may look after the service matters of teachers i.e. appointments, promotions, transfers and departmental programmes like distribution of Text Books, monitoring and implementing of plan schemes, conduct of examinations and preparing budget etc.. The present Project Officer, SSA will work under the Chief Educational Officer or Joint Director of School Education.

The expenditure being incurred for the existing O/o. Regional Joint Directors of School Education is as follows:
Sl. No. Name of the Office Total  expenditure  per  annum  (salary component & contingencies)
1 RJDSE, Kakinada Rs.1,48,00,000/-
2 RJDSE, Guntur Rs.90,00,000/-
3 RJDSE, Kadapa Rs.92,00,000/-
Total Rs.3,30,00,000/-

As per the above, the expenditure for 3 existing Regional Joint Directors of School Education office is Rs.330.00 lakhs. The existing 3 Regional Joint Directors of School Education at Kakinada, Guntur and Kadapa may be converted as Chief Educational Officers or Joint Director of School Education in the same Districts

Where as for creation of 10 Chief Educational officers in the cadre of Joint Director of School Education and 13 Educational Officers in the care of District Educational officer expenditure per annum is as follows:
Sl.No. Name of the Post Expenditure Grand total
Salary component Total    amount per annum
1.O/o. CEO/JDSE
Chief        Educational Officer / Joint Director of School Education Rs.75,000/- per month Rs.9,00,000/- per annum 10 Districts Rs.90,00,000/-
Office Contingency Rs.4.00 lakhs 10 Districts Rs.40,00,000/- Rs.1,30,00,000/-
2.O/o.EO (Academic)
Educational      Officer (Academic) in the cadre of District Educational Officer Rs.60,000/- per month Rs.7,20,000/- per annum 13 Districts Rs.93,60,000/-
Office contingency Rs.4.00 lakh 13 Districts Rs.52,00,000/- Rs.1,45,60,000/-
Total Rs.2,75,60,000/-

As such against the current expenditure of Rs.3.30 crores, the anticipated expenditure for District Officer / Joint Director is Rs.2.75 crores. There is saving of Rs.54.40 lakhs to the Government exchequer

The existing establishment of Regional Joint Director, Assistant Director, Superintendent, Senior Assistants, Junior Assistants etc. will get adjusted in the existing posts of DEO Office and in the College of Education /DIETs.

Strengthen the existing District Educational Offices:
In view of the above facts, it is proposed to strengthen the existing District Educational Offices by posting Joint Director of School Education as Chief Educational Officer (or) Joint Director of School Education and Educational Officer in the cadre of District Educational Officer as per the following:

1. The existing 3 Regional Joint Directors of School Education (i.e. Kakinada, Guntur and Kadapa) may be converted as Chief Educational Officers or Joint Director of School Education and posted in the same Districts.
2. For the remaining 10 Districts, 10 posts of Chief Educational Officers or Joint Directors of School Education may be created in the cadre of Joint Director of School Education in the District.
3. The existing 13 District Educational Officers may be re-designated as Educational Officer (Administration).
4. To create 13 Educational Officers (Academic) in the cadre of District Educational Officer in 13 Districts.
5. There is no financial implications for creation of 10 Chief Educational Officers (or) Joint Director of School Education and 13 Educational Officers and there is saving of Rs.54.40 lakhs due to suppressing of existing Regional Joint Director of School Education offices in the Districts.
In view of the above, I request the Government kindly to issue necessary orders in the matter.
JD Office Creation for Strengthen the District Educational Offices with Two DEOs
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