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National Award to Teachers, 2017 - Revised Guidelines, Procedure and Online Application Rc.No.01

National Award to Teachers, 2017 Guidelines,Procedure and Application / Revised Guidelines for Selection of Teachers for National Awards

Applications Will Be Open From 15th June To 30th June, 2018.
  • School teachers and Heads of Schoolsworking 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)
  • 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.
Teachers will be evaluated based on the evaluation matrix given at Annexure-I. Evaluation matrix contains two types of criteria for evaluation:
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.
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.

Evaluation Matrix for National Award to Teachers

Category A: Objective Criteria
Sl No. Criteria
1 Work done by teacher to encourage community, parents, alumni etc. to contribute to the school in any way e.g. physical infrastructure, computers, mid day meal, funds, books etc.
2 Publication (Research papers/Articles in international/national journals{with ISSN}, Books {with ISBN}, etc.) in the last 5 years
3 Annual Performance Appraisal Reports or other performance appraisal tools of last 3 years
4 Is the teacher attending school regularly without any complaints?
5 Whether the teacher is regularly attending the in-service training he/she is deputed to?
6 Work done by teacher to increase enrolment and reduce dropouts.
7 Whether the teacher is enrolled for any course under SWAYAM or any other MOOCS platform
8 Development of e-contents, textbooks, teacher handbooks for SCERTs, Boards or NCERT
Category B: Criteria based on performance (Indicative and illustrative only)
Sl No. Criteria
1 Innovative experiments (like use of ICT, joyful learning technique) undertaken by teacher for greater impact of his/her teaching on the students. Development and use of appropriate pedagogic approaches in day to day teaching activities including Teaching Learning Material, Low cost teaching aids etc. (Based on number, scale and impact of innovations/experiments)
2 Organization of extra and co-curricular activities (Based on number, scale and impact of experiments)
3 a) Mobilization of society for school infrastructure and for spreading social awareness among children.
b) Promotion of nation building and national integration

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