Background & History

The Cantonment Board Educational Institutions spread all over Pakistan were taken over by Federal Ministry of Education on 01-06-1975. As a result, all the employees working in these institutions became Federal Government employees. These employees are civil servants and their services are governed under Civil Servants Act 1973.

The control and management of these institutions were transferred to GHQ in September 1977. The Directorate is an attached department of Federal Ministry of Defence and has a dual responsibility to deal, at one hand with the GHQ and Military Formations, on the other hand with the Ministry of Defence (MoD).

The budget for pay and allowances etc of the employees as well as for establishing new institutions is provided by the Ministry of Finance through MoD.

Federal Government Educational Institutions Directorate (Cantonments/ Garrisons) is one of the directorates of the IGT&E’s Branch headed by the Director General Federal Government Educational Institutions (Cantonments/Garrisons). The Directorate has 12 subordinate offices called Regional Offices located at Peshawar, Wah, Rawalpindi, Chaklala, Kharian, Lahore, Multan, Bahawalpur, Gujranwala, Karachi, Fazaia and Quetta (Regional Offices Gujranwala, Bahawalpur, Chaklala & Fazaia are working on ad-hoc basis). The aim of this Directorate is to provide educational facilities to the children of Armed Forces Personnel in particular, and the children of civilians residing in the cantonments, in general. The Directorate exercises complete administrative, academic, technical and financial control over all the educational institutions and their employees, in accordance with the policies of the Ministry of Defence/ Establishment Division.

Federal Government Educational Institutions (Cantts/Garrisons)