Gujarat Council of Elementary Education
Gujarat Council of Elementary Education (GCEE), formerly known as Gujarat Council of Primary Education (GCPE), registered on 8th Nov, 1995, under the Societies Registration Act, 1860, and Bombay Public Trusts Act, 1950. The Gujarat Council of Elementary Education was established as a state level society for implementing District Primary Education Programme, Phase II in the districts of Banaskantha , Panchmahal and Dangs. To ensure effective functioning at state level, the State Project Office was set up at Gandhinagar on 1st Nov, 1996.
Gujarat Council of Primary Education (GCPE) has grown from an agency implementing a project in just three districts to an organization implementing several different projects in primary education sector in the state, viz. DPEP II & IV, Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan , NPEGEL & KGBV.
It has successfully completed implementation of District Primary Education Programme (DPEP- II) in Banaskantha, Panchmahal and Dang in June 2003 and DPEP-IV in Sabarkantha, Surendranagar, Kutch, Jamnagar, Bhavnagar and Junagadh in June 2005.
Under Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan(SSA), all the 26 districts and 4 Municipal Corporations in Gujarat are being covered. Under the umbrella of SSAM, it is implementing National Programme for Education of Girls at Elementary Level (NPEGEL) in 1584 clusters of 78 rural Educationally Backward Blocks (EBBs) and 32 clusters of 11 urban slums in 22 districts (excluding Bharuch, Dang, Porbandar and Valsad) in the state.
It is also implementing Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya (KGBV) Yojana, under which, 89 residential elementary schools with boarding facilities are being set up for girls belonging to the disadvantaged groups of SC/ST/ OBC/ Minority and BPL in difficult areas.
Suitable changes have been made in the Memorandum of Association of the society to enable it to carry out implementation of projects in the education sector in Gujarat.