The mission of the Department of Primary and Secondary Education is to equip children of the District with specified knowledge, skills and values to enable them to become good human beings and productive, socially responsible citizens and to achieve excellence in whatever they do.
"Education is the fundamental right of all children" and "Universalisation of education" is meaningful only when all the children in the age group of 6-14 are in school and get education. In this context the "children with special needs", need to have different programmes to enrol and to retain.
The Principal Secretary, Education Department (Higher Education) oversees the Department of Higher Education and the Secretary, Education Department (Primary and Secondary Education) oversees the Primary, Secondary, Pre University, Vocational, Adult Education, Public Libraries, Printing Stationery and Publications.
Indian education dates back to a time when all children were identified as gifted and talented. Each child had a skill and ability that would contribute to the health and vitality of the community. Everyone in the community helped to identify and cultivate these skills and abilities. The elders were entrusted to oversee this sacred act of knowledge being shared.