School Administration
Important Milestones


Acts and Rules

The Constitution of India provides the basic legal framework for the legislative authority between union and constituent states. The 42nd Amendment of the Constitution has placed education in the concurrent list, making it a joint responsibility of the center and the states. In order to implement educational policies and plans effectively, both the central and state governments enact laws from time to time. In Tamil Nadu the following Acts, Codes and Regulations provide the legal foundation in the state.


 •  Tamil Nadu Recognised Private Schools (Regulation) Act, 1973.

 •  Tamil Nadu Recognised Private Schools (Regulation) Rules, 1974.

Rules, Codes and Manuals (Non-Statutory):

•  Tamil Nadu Education Rules, 1892.

•  Code of Regulation for Anglo-Indian Schools.

•  Grant-in-Aid Code, 1956 (Inspection code).

Service Matters:

Teaching staff


High Schools

School Education Subordinate Service Rules

Head Masters,
District Educational Officers,
Chief Educational Officers,

Tamil Nadu Educational Service Rules

Higher Secondary Schools including Headmasters

Tamil Nadu Higher Secondary Educational Service Rules

Non-Teaching Staff

Tamil Nadu Ministerial Service Rules.
Tamil Nadu General Subordinate Service Rules.
Tamil Nadu General Service Rules.
Tamil Nadu Basic Service Rules.

Directorate of  School Education

  • Facilitates Primary School pass outs to pursue higher education
  • Imparts quality education in  High and Higher Secondary Schools.
  • Introduces Vocational skills at Higher Secondary level
  •  Provides infrastructure and improve basic amenities in schools
  • Improves professional competency of teachers Monitoring the implementation of Government Welfare  Schemes