The 86th Constitutional Amendment Act 2002 made education a Fundamental Right for children in the age group of 6-14 years by providing that “the State shall provide free and compulsory education to all children of the age of six to fourteen years in such manner as the State may, by law, determine”.Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan has been one such initiative of Government of India. Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan is an effort to universalize elementary education by community-ownership of the school system. It is a 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.

JEPC is an autonomous body registered under the Societies Registration Act 1860. The Council has been established for bringing about a fundamental change in the elementary education system and directly influence the overall socio-cultural scenario. The Council was registered on April 12th, 2001 and since it’s inception it has been actively implementing various Projects/Programmes like Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA), National Programme for Education of Girls at Elementary Level (NPEGEL) and Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidayalaya (KGBV).