Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India
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The purpose of National Awards to Teachers is to celebrate the unique contribution of some of the finest teachers in the country and to honor 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.

District/Regional Selection Committee (DSC/RSC) may login into the portal for evaluation of teachers by clicking on “Login/Registration” link on home page. On the login page, DSC/RSC may choose “NAT Authority” from dropdown and enter login id and password. The login credentials have already been mailed to State and UT Education Departments/Organizations. Detailed user manual to guide DSCs/RSCs is available after login.
State/UT/Organisation Selection Committee (SSC/OSC) may login into the portal for evaluation of teachers by clicking on “Login/Registration” link on home page. On the login page, OSC/OSC may choose “NAT Authority” from dropdown and enter login id and password which has already been mailed to State and UT Education Departments/Organizations. Detailed user manual to guide SSCs/OSCs is available after login.

15 June to 15 July 2020

Opening of web-portal for inviting online self-nomination by teachers.

16 July to 23 July 2020

Shortlisting of teachers by District/Regional Selection Committee and forwarding the shortlist to the State/Organization Selection Committee through online portal.

24 July to 31 July 2020

State Selection Committee/ Organization Selection Committee shortlist to be forwarded to Independent National Jury through online portal.

3 August 2020

Intimation to all the shortlisted candidates (154 Max) for selection by Jury through VC or physical interaction as may be decided

6 August to 14 August 2020

Selection process by Jury through VC or physical interaction as may be decided

14 August 2020

Finalization of names by Independent National Jury

Conditions of Eligibility of Teachers

i) School teachers and Heads of Schools working in recognized primary/middle/high/higher secondary schools under the following categories:
a) Schools run by State Govt./UTs Administration, schools run by local bodies, schools aided by State Govt. and UT Administration.
b) 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.
c) Schools affiliated to Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) (other than those at (a) and (b) above)
d) Schools affiliated to Council for Indian Schools Certificate Examination (CISCE) (Other than those at (a), (b) and (c) above)
ii) 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.
iii) Educational Administrators, Inspectors of Education, and the staff of training Institutes are not eligible for these awards.
iv) Teacher/Headmaster should not have indulged in tuitions.
v) Only regular Teachers and Heads of Schools will be eligible.
vi) Contractual Teachers and Shiksha Mitras will not be eligible.

Procedure for application and selection:
    i) All the applications would be received through an online web portal. ii) MHRD would ensure coordination with States/UTs regarding timely entry into the portal and resolution of technical and operational issues during data entry into portal through the portal development agency. iii) MHRD will bear the entire expenditure for development and maintenance of the portal. iv) In case of State/UTs, teachers and heads of schools themselves shall apply directly by filling the application form online through the web portal before the prescribed cut-off date. v) Every applicant shall submit a portfolio, online along with the Entry Form. The portfolio shall include relevant supporting material such as documents, tools, reports of activities, field visits, photographs, audios or videos etc. vi)Undertaking by the applicant: Each applicant shall give an undertaking that all the information/data submitted is true to the best of his/her knowledge and if anything is found at any later date to be untrue then he/she will be liable to disciplinary action.
Considerations To Guide The Selection Of Techers At Various Levels:
    Teachers will be evaluated based on the evaluation matrix given at Annexure-I. Evaluation matrix contains two types of criteria for evaluation: a) Objective criteria: Under this the teachers will be awarded marks against each of the objective criteria. These criteria are given the weightage of 20 out of 100. b) Criteria based on performance: Under this, teachers will be awarded marks on criteria based on performance e.g. initiatives to improve learning outcomes, innovative experiments undertaken, organization of extra and co-curricular activities, use of Teaching Learning Material, social mobility, ensuring experiential learning, unique ways to ensure physical education to students etc. These criteria are given the weightage of 80 out of 100.

Citations of Awardees: NAT-2019

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Shri Ashutosh Anand, Assistant Teacher, Upper Primary School Miyanganj, Dariyabad, Barabanki, Uttar Pradesh

Shri Ashutosh Anand teaches Science using simple and easy to set up experiments and through use of Teaching Learning Materials and Science Toys. He is a member of the SCERT team for writing text books, e-books and for e-content development. His articles have been published in journals. He motivates students to take up social work and to build community assets.

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Shri Ramesh Prasad Badoni, Lecturer Physics, Government Inter College Misraspatti, Sahaspur, Dehradun, Uttarakhand

Shri Badoni is a national-level ICT mentor for State Schools and works closely with CIET of NCERT. He is a member and resource person for Bal Kalyan Parishad Uttarakhand which looks after welfare and scientific development of the socially and economically challenged kids. He is also a resource person of a school for activity-based learning and development of integrated labs.

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Shri Amol Subhash Bagul, Assistant Teacher, Shri Samarth Vidya Mandir Prashala Sawedi Ahmednagar, Maharashtra

Dr. Amol Subhash Bagul has successfully mobilized funds for the procurement of ICT material and hardware for the school. He has prepared many educational videos. He has taken up several co-curricular activities in the school including NASA Kids club and Microsoft classrooms. He has developed innovative practices and methodologies for physical education programmes such as use of e-content for yoga and outdoor games.


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