implementation of a national curricular
framework with a common structure (10+2+3)
throughout the country. It also envisaged
the building of a national system of
education in which all students will have
access to education of a comparable quality
along with providing condition for access.
The Programme of Action (POA), 1992 worked
out modalities for implementation of the NPE
and specified programmes for development of
facilities for qualitative improvement of
The POA 1992 recognised the increased demand
for secondary education and backed the NPE
1986 by calling for a planned expansion
of secondary education facilities all
over the country. The need for higher
participation of girls, SC/ST,
transformation and reorganization of Boards
for secondary education and vesting them
with autonomy so that they have the ability
to improve the quality of secondary
education, equipping the secondary level
institutions with computers so that the
children develop necessary computer skills
to be effective in ongoing developments in
technological world was stressed.
of SSA will definitely generate higher
demand for secondary education and
therefore, it is necessary to undertake
planned interventions for expansion and
quality improvement of secondary education.
Directorate of Secondary Education
functioning under the Education Department
of Assam is responsible for administrative
control, Development & Expansion, Inspection
& Supervision, Monitoring & Evaluation of
Secondary and Higher Secondary Education
including Jr. College with + 2 stage of
Higher Secondary Section.
B. Acts & Rules administered by the
Secondary Education (Provincialisation) Act,
Secondary Education Act, 1961” for
constitution of the Board of Secondary
Education, Assam (SEBA).
Higher Secondary Education Act, 1984 for
constitution of the Assam Higher Secondary
Education Council (AHSEC).