Recognizing Teacher achievements within the field of education, the Union Education Ministry awards teachers once a year. The President of India also gives away the award during a ceremony on September 5, celebrated as Teachers’ Day. The National Awards to Teachers aims to celebrate the unique contribution of a number of the best teachers in the country and to honour those teachers who, through their commitment and industry, haven’t only improved the standard of faculty education and enriched the lives of students.
Eligibility of Teachers for National Awards to Teachers:
· School teachers and Heads of colleges working in recognized primary/middle/high/higher secondary schools under the subsequent categories:
· Schools pass State Govt./UTs Administration, schools travel 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 surpass the Ministry of Defence (MoD), and Schools pass the nuclear energy Education Society (AEES).
The features of the new scheme are as under:
· Online teacher self-nominations are invited on https://education.gov.in(link is external).
· All regular teachers are eligible, and no minimum years of service are required. This allows meritorious young teachers to use.
· The number of awards has been rationalized to 47 (45+2), thereby restoring the prestige of the awards.
· No State, UT or Organization encompasses a quota within the final selection. This encourages them to compete for the awards.
· An independent Jury at the National level makes the ultimate selection.