Decentralization of educational planning and management is a major concern
in India. Translation of the idea of decentralisation into an operational practice
requires creation of necessary organisational arrangements to make the practice
administratively feasible and professionally supportive.
The need for developing organisational arrangements to facilitate educational
planning in a decentralised framework was recognised for a long time in India.
However, the efforts to create such organisational arrangements were not very
successful. Planning competencies are almost non-existent at local levels and
now it is recognised as one of the major constraints in translating the idea
of decentralised planning into an operational practice. Development of local
capacity in planning and management of education requires state level institutions
to provide professional guidance and support. SIEMAT can be one of the organisational
arrangements to help professionalising educational planning and management activities
at the state, district and sub-district levels.
For detailed information, visit
official website of Educational Department of Kerala Govt.