Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan

The Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) is also known as the “Education for all Movement” or “Each one Teach one”. It was introduced in the academic year 2000-2001 as the flagship programme run by the Government India. The Scheme ensures education to all school aged children between the age group of 6 to 14 for improving their capabilities through the provision of community owned quality education.

Organizational set-up of SSA

Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan is a centrally sponsored scheme and it is to be implemented in all the districts of the state. Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan is an effort to universalize elementary education by community-ownership of the school system. It is in response to the demand for quality basic education all over the country. The SSA programme is also an attempt to provide an opportunity for improving human capabilities to all children, through provision of community-owned quality education in a Mission mode. The scheme is being implemented through the society namely “Tamil Nadu State Mission of Education for all “at the state level.


In Thoothukudi District the SSA structure includes the District Project Office (DPO) is Headed by Additional Chief Educational Officer (ACEO) and Assisted by Assistant Project officer (APO)

Office Details

Statistical Officer9788859252

Address of District Project Officier Designation of Official Phone Number
DISTRICT PROJECT OFFICE, SARVA SHIKSHA ABHIYAN (SSA), SEENA VANA HIGHER SECONDARY SCHOOL CAMPUS, THOOTHUKUDI. PIN 628003 PHONE:0461 2324730 Email id: ssathoothukudi(at)yahoo[dot]co[dot]in Additional Chief Educational Officer 9788859166

The Role of District Project Office

  1. District level committees are responsible for planning, implementation and monitoring the SSA programme in the districts.
  2. Orienting the lower level structure/committees in micro planning, school/village mapping, plan formulation and target fixing.
  3. School / village level plans are to be consolidated at cluster level and block level. and incorporated into the district plans – Annual and Perspective District Plans.
  4. Block and village specific goals and targets and area specific programmes and strategies to achieve the same have to be formulated and monitored.
  5. To review progress and status on enrolment of retention, drop out rates etc. Block wise.
  6. Implementing approved plan activities as per the calendar. Monitoring programme implementation through periodical reviews, visits to schools BRCs and CRCs.
  7. Maintaining and updating house hold data and school information for cent percent enrolment and compilation at the district level.
  8. Distribution of grants to various agencies and monitoring the proper and transparent utilisation of grants released and their effective utilization.
  9. To identify critical infrastructure requirements. Planning to bridge the same. Monitoring the progress and quality of Construction works undertaken in the districts.
  10. Organising awareness campaigns, district level functions. Monitoring the proper distribution of various incentives to children.
  11. Securing the Co-ordination and co-operation of other agencies like, NGOs, self help groups, Government Departments etc., for enrolment, tackling drop outs, achievement levels and quality of Education.
  12. Supervising the training programmes at the district and blocks and assessing the impact of the training.

Structure of SSA in blocks

The District is divided in to 12 blocks. In each block has a block resource centre (BRC) is headed by a Supervisor who comes under the cadre of High school Headmaster and Block Resource Teacher Educators (BRTE) have been appointed to train the teacher, who teach the children up to the class VIII. BRTEs supports both the sides of subject and in the Methodologies.

S.No Name of the Block Block Resource Centre (BRC ) Office Address and Phone No No. of cluster Resource Centre (CRC Attached) No. of Schools Mobile No. of Supervisor
1 Alwarthirunagari BRC Alwarthirunagari at GHSS Mavadipannai, Phone 04639-273404 11 155 9788859176
2 Karungulam BRC Karungulam at GHSS, Karungulam Phone 04630 – 292390 6 103 9788859177
3 Kayathar BRC – Kayathar, VKP HSS Campus , Kayathar Phone: 04632 – 222133 8 155 9788859178
4 Kovilpatti BRC Kovilpatti, VOC Boys Govt. HSS, Kovilpatti Ph:04632 – 234918 11 173 9788859179
5 Ottapidaram BRC Ottapidaram VOC Govt.HSS Ottapidaram Ph:9788859180 8 165 9788859180
6 Pudur BRC Pudur GHSS, Pudur Ph:04638 – 252155 6 112 9788859181
7. Sattankulam BRC Sattankulam GHSS Kommadikottai .Ph.No 04639 – 253733 8 158 9788859182
8. Srivaikuntam BRC Srivaikuntam (Near Fish Market) Ph:04630 – 256535 9 141 9788859183
9. Tiruchendur BRC Tiruchendur Govt. Boys HSS, Tiruchendur Ph:04639 – 246371 8 131 9788859184
10. Thoothukudi RuralBRC Thoothukudi Rural, GHSS Soreespuram Ph:04630 – 256535 9 143 9788859185
11. Udangudi BRC Udangudi, PUMS, Idaichivilai Ph:04639 – 250179 4 149 9788859186
12. Vilathikulam BRC Vilathikulam GHSS Vilathikulam 7 133 9788859187
13 Thoothukudi Thoothukudi Urban  BRCSeena vana Hr.Sec.School Campus, Thoothukudi – 628003 Ph: 0461 23289 7 133 9788859188

Cluster Resource Centre (CRC)

The Cluster Resource Centres (CRC) function under the control of BRC. The main function of CRCs is to transact various training programme to the teachers. Moreover CRCs act as a CAL centre too. It also act as a centre of adequate resource material which are helpful in the academic side. Thus CRC centres promote a healthy safe and secure school environment in each in their cluster.

School Management Committee (SMC)

School Management committee is being maintained in each and every Govt and Aided Primary and Upper Primary school. A separate Bank account has been opened on account of this. In every SMC 20 members are there. 50% of SMC members are woman. 75% of the strength of the School Management Committee is from amongst parents or guardians of children, one third of the remaining twenty five percent of the strength of the SMC is from elected members of the local authority, one third members form amongst teachers and the remaining one third from local educationists, students in the schools. SMC prepares School Development plan, monitors the proper implementation of the SSA scheme activities. The expenditures made by the SMC are recorded and audited every year.
The Schemes implemented by SSA in the District as follows

  1. Inclusive Education for Disabled Children (IED)
  2. Out of School Childrens Scheme
  3. In service Training to teachers
  4. Construction of School Building
  5. School Grants, Maintenance Grants to Schools
  6. Computer Aided Learning(CAL) Scheme
  7. Innovative Education Scheme
  • SC / ST Children
  • Girls Education
  • Intervention of Minority Children
  • Urban deprived Children
  • Simplified Activity Based Learning Scheme