Kohima, June 01 (NEx): The Directorate of School Education (DoSE) notified that the ‘National Awards For Teachers’ web portal for online self-nomination by teachers, http://nationalawardstoteachers.education.gov.in is open from June 01, 2021 and the last date for submission of self-nomination by eligible teachers is June 20, 2021.
Conditions of Eligibility for Teachers:
School Teachers and Heads of Schools working in recognized Primary/Middle/High/Higher Secondary Schools under the following categories:
*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.
*Schools affiliated to Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) (other than those at (a) and (b) above)
*Schools affiliated to Council for Indian Schools Certificate Examination (CISCE) (Other than those mentioned above).
It may be noted that 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 fulfil all other conditions. Only Regular Teachers and Heads of Schools are eligible. Teacher/Headmaster should not have indulged in tuitions, it said.
Educational Administrators, Inspectors of Education, and Staff of Training Institutes and Contractual Teachers and Shiksha Mitras are not eligible for the award, the department informed.
Teachers who have contributed for the improvement of quality of education through their commitment and industry and also enriched the lives of their students are encouraged to submit self-nominations before the prescribed last date of submission. Further details may be obtained from the web portal mentioned above, DoSE notified.