The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, conferred National Awards on 47 teachers from across the country in the first ever award ceremony held virtually today (September 5, 2020) on the occasion of Teachers’ Day.
The national level awards are given to teachers on Teachers' Day to celebrate the unique contribution of some of the finest teachers in the country.
The guidelines National Award to Teachers were revised in the year 2018 making the process online, transparent and three stage with inclusion of National level Jury. Online self-nomination from teachers on mhrd.gov.in
All regular teachers eligible. No minimum years of service required.
No State/UT/Organization quota for final selection.
Final selection by Independent National Jury from amongst shortlisted candidates’ list received from States/UTs/Organizations.
Number of awards rationalized to 45 (in addition, the Jury may select 2 teachers under Special Category for differently abled teachers etc.).
Self-nomination by teachers through online portal on www.mhrd.gov.in were invited.
First level scrutiny was done by District Selection Committee (DSC) headed by the District Education Officer.
Second level of scrutiny was to be done by State Selection Committee (SSC) headed by Principal Secretary/Secretary of State Education Department.
Final selection for National Awards to Teachers 2020 was made by Independent Jury at National level headed by retired Secretary, Department of School Education & Literacy, MHRD.