The Scheme of National Award to Teachers was started in the year 1958-59 with the object of raising the prestige of teachers and giving public recognition to the meritorious services of outstanding teachers working in Primary, Middle and
. In 1967-68 the scope of the scheme was
enlarged to cover the teachers of Sanskrit Pathshalas, Tolls etc. run on
traditional lines. In 1976 the scheme
was further enlarged to cover Arabic/Persian teachers of Madrasas. Higher Secondary Schools
From the award year 1993, the scheme has further been enlarged to cover teachers from Sainik Schools, Navodaya Vidyalayas and schools run by Atomic Energy Education Society. Earlier CBSE had been allocated a quota of 10 awards – 2 for each zone subject to availability in case of shortfall of recommendation from the entitled States/UTs and organizations. Each award carries with it a certificate of merit, a cash award money of Rs.50,000/- and a Silver Medal. The enhanced amount will be given to the National Awardee from the Award year, 2014.
The number of awards has been increased from 302 to 350 from the award year 2000-2001. 4 additional Awards have been allocated to CBSE from the Award year, 2002. From the award year 2006 the total number of award earmarked to KVS have been increased from 6 to 16. The number of awards further increased from the award year 2007. The number of awards at present stands at 378
⏭Download Rc.No.01/MC/2017 dt.20.01.17