MHRD National Award to Teachers Online Apply Detailed Guidelines

MHRD National Award to Teachers Online Apply Guidelines Released. Guidelines, Eligibility for Ministry of Human Resource and Development National Award to Teachers. The purpose of MHRD's 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. Time Schedule, Eligibility, How to Apply Online for National Award to Teachers is given in details below. This MHRD's National Awards to Teachers awards program is designed to honour and celebrate the unique contribution of some of the finest teachers in the country who through their commitment have enriched the lives of their students and improved the quality of school education.

MHRD National Award to Teachers Online Apply Guidelines

Instituted in 1958, the National Awards to Teachers are given away by the President of India on 5th September (Teacher's Day) every year to give public recognition to meritorious teachers working in primary, middle and secondary schools. The NAT is being executed under the overall supervision of the Ministry of Human Development (MHRD).
This award was first instituted in the year 1958 to felicitate remarkable teachers and head masters in their quest to improve the quality of school education and enrich their students’ learning experiences.

Eligibility for considering for National Award to Teachers 

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), Central Schools for Tibetans (CTSA), Sainik Schools run by Ministry of Defence (MoD), Schools run by Atomic Energy Education Society (AEES).
  • 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)
Not Eligible:
  • 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 Award relates) may be considered if they fulfill all other conditions.
  • Educational Administrators, Inspectors of Education, and the staff of training Institutes are not eligible for these awards
  • Teacher/Headmaster should not have indulged in tuitions
  • Only regular Teachers and Heads of Schools will be eligible.
  • Contractual Teachers and Shiksha Mitras will not be eligible.

Criteria for Evaluation of National Award to Teachers

  • 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
Under this the teachers will be awarded marks as per the clearly defined logic provided against each of the objective criteria. This criterion is given the weightage of 20 out of 100.

Time Line Schedule for Online Application for National Award to Teachers

Below is the Timeline Schedule for Online Application for National Award to Teachers for 2019
  • Opening of Web Portal for Applications: 6th MAY TO 15th JUNE, 2019
  • District Selection Committee nominations to be forwarded to the State Selection Committee : 16th June to 7th July,2019
  • State Selection Committee shortlist to be forwarded through online portal to Independent National Jury : 8th July to 22nd July, 2019
  • Letters/communication to be issued by MHRD through online portal to all the shortlisted candidates : 25th July.
  • Finalization of names by Independent National Jury : 16th August, 2019.
After the prescribed deadline for self-nomination, the first level scrutiny of all the applications will be one by District Selection Committee (DSC) headed by the District Education Officer. Upon evaluation of applications and verification of the supporting documents, 3 applications shall be selected (in exceptional circumstances 4 applications may be selected) and sent to the State Selection Committee who shall re-evaluate all the nominations and prepare shortlist of the best candidates, subject to the maximum number allotted to the States/UTs and forward the same to Independent Jury at National level through online portal. Independent Organization Selection Committees (OSCs) may also receive, evaluate and shortlist nominations and submit them to the Independent Jury at National level.

How to Apply for National Award to Teachers Online 

This is an online self-nomination process. The applicant has to register themselves on a web portal
  • The applicant has to go on to the web-portal to register themselves by clicking on the apply now key.
  • The application can be completed over-time. The applicant can save the information as when he/she is uploading them. the next time, the applicant needs to simply login using the username/mobile number and password.
  • The supporting documents should be uploaded in the PDF, JPEG (pictures) format. It is also mandatory to provide a URL link to the documents/ videos.
  • One can use their mobile number to login into their application if he/she has forgotten their
  • The applicant can review their application after the final submission. If required, the applicant can further edit the information provided by them.
  • The applicant can edit the information as many times as desired during the application process. However, once the final application is submitted, they cannot edit any information provided by them. The applicant cannot alter any information after the final submission is made.
Upon registering themselves, the applicant has to fill 4 different sections of the application:
Primary Information
  • School Information
  • Principal Information
  • Questions (to be answered by the applicant)
  • Applicants profile.
Upon completing all the sections, the applicant can submit their application nominating themselves for the awards.

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