Government school teachers from across the country can now directly send their nominations for National Award, announced Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar.
“In the new system, government school teachers or principals can nominate themselves online. Three teachers will be selected from every district and ultimately six teachers will be selected from every state. An independent jury at national level will select 50 outstanding teachers/ heads of schools for the National Award. Teachers can also upload the videos of their work done,” Javadekar told reporters at New Delhi.
Till last year, three teachers used to be selected from every district and likewise 6 teachers from every State. Later, an independent jury at national level used to select 50 outstanding teachers/heads of schools for the National award for Teachers.
All teachers who are working in government and government aided schools of States/UTs, Central Government Schools i.e. Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs), Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (JNVs), Central Schools for Tibetans (CTSA), Sainik Schools run by Ministry of Defence (MoD), Schools run by Atomic Energy Education Society (AEES) and schools affiliated to Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) are eligible to apply for National Award for Teachers.
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