Taken over by the Ministry of Education on 1st June 1975, the Cantonment Board Educational Institutions have their presence in almost every city and town of Pakistan. Due to this change in the chain of command, its employees became Federal Government employees who are civil servants working under Civil Servants Act 1973.
The control and management of these institutions were transferred to GHQ in September 1977. The FGEI(C/G) 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 that is headed by the Director General of FGEI(C/G). The administrative structure of the directorate has been changed adding three Brigadiers in total of 12 subordinating Regional Offices to uplift the administrative standard of the overall organization, and to make it the most productive institutions of Pakistan. These Regional offices are 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 unparalleled 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.