The Gujarat Council of Elementary Education (GCEE), previously acknowledged as Gujarat Council of Primary Education (GCPE), registered in the year of 1995, on 8th Nov, under the Societies Registration Act, 1860, as well as under Bombay Public Trusts Act, 1950. The Gujarat Council of Elementary Education was established as a society of state level for applying primary education programme at district level. This society is dedicated to compel the phase II programme in the districts of Panchmahal, Dnagas and Banaskantha. The office of state project was set up at Gandhinagar at 1 Nov, 1996, in way to ensure efficient functioning at state level.
The Gujarat Council of Primary Education (GCPE) has came out from an agency applying a project in just three of the districts into an organization executing several different projects regarding primary education sector in the entire state, viz. Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan , DPEP II & IV, KGBV & NPEGEL.
The implementation of District Primary Education Programme (DPEP- II) is successfully accomplished in Panchmahal, Dang and Banaskantha in June 2003 and DPEV-IV in Surendranagar, Sabarkantha, Jamnagar, Kutch, Junagadh and Bhavnagar in June 2005.
All of the twenty six districts and four municipal corporations in Gujarat were completely covered under Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA). This programme is implementing education for girls under the umbrella of SSAM at elementary level, which is known as National Programme for Education of Girls at Elementary Level (NPEGEL). This programme covers 1584 clusters of 78 rural educationally backward blocks (EBBs) as well as 32 clusters of eleven urban slums within 22 districts (excluding dang, valsad, bharuch and porbandar) of the state.
This programme also includes and implies Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya (KGBV) Yojana, which covers eighty nine residential elementary schools having boarding facilities have been set up for girls belongs to the minority or lower castes such as SC/ST/OBC and BPL in complicated areas.
Some of the suitable changes have been made in the memorandum of association of the society in a way to facilitate it to perform proper implementation of the scheme in education sector of Gujarat state.