The schedule this year’s National Awards to Teachers has been announced and nominations will be accepted till June 20 through online registrations. These awards are to honour those teachers who through their commitment and industry have not only improved the quality of school education but also enriched the lives of their students and are given on Teachers Day, that is, September 5, every year.
Who are eligible?
School teachers and Heads of Schools working in recognized primary / middle / high / higher secondary schools run by State Govt./UTs Administration, schools run by local bodies, schools aided by State Govt. and UT Administration, Central Govt. Schools i.e. Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs), Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (JNVs), Sainik Schools run by Ministry of Defence (MoD), Schools run by Atomic Energy Education Society (AEES) and Eklavya Model Residential Schools (EMRS) run by Ministry of Tribal Affairs, affiliated to Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) & Schools affiliated to Council for Indian Schools Certificate Examination (CISCE).
Only regular Teachers and Heads of Schools will be eligible. Contractual Teachers and Shiksha Mitras will not be eligible. Normally retired teachers are not eligible for the award but those teachers who have served a part of the calendar year (at least for four months i.e. upto 30th April in the year to which National Awards relate) may be considered if they fulfill all other conditions.
Educational Administrators, Inspectors of Education, and the staff of training Institutes are not eligible for these awards.
Online applications and self nomination by teachers can be made till June 20. Awards will be given on September 5, Teachers Day
For details click on the link: NATIONAL AWARD TO TEACHERS (education.gov.in)