National Awards to Teachers 2021

National Awards to Teachers 2021

National Awards to Teachers 2021

About National Awards to Teacher 2021

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.


Conditions of Eligibility of Teachers


* School teachers and Heads of Schools working in recognized primary / middle / high / higher secondary schools under the following categories:

* Schools run by State Govt./UTs Administration, schools run by local bodies, schools aided by State Govt. and UT Administration.

* 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.

* Schools affiliated to Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) (other than those at (a) and (b) above)

* 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 Awards relate) 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.




1st June to 20 th June 2021 : Opening of web-portal for inviting online applications and self nomination by teachers


01 st July 2021 to 15 th July 2021 : District Selection Committee nominations to be forwarded to the State Selection Committee through online portal


16 th July 2021 to 30 th July 2021 : State Selection Committee/ Organization Selection Committee shortlist to be forwarded to Independent National Jury


2 nd August 2021 : Intimation to be issued by MoE to all the shortlisted candidates to make presentations before the National Jury ( either in physical mode at NCERT like normal years or through online like in 2020 depending on Covid situation )(maximum 154 candidates as per extent guidelines)


5 th Aug to 16 th August 2021: Selection process by Jury


16 th August 2021 : Finalization of names by Independent National Jury


18 th August 2021 : Intimation to selected candidates after approval of Hon’ble Shiksha Mantri


4 th & 5 th September 2021 : Rehearsal and Award function


Procedure For Application And Selection:


* All the applications would be received through an online web portal.
* MOE 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.
* MOE will bear the entire expenditure for development and maintenance of the portal.
* 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.
* 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.
* 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.


For more details please refer the Official Publisher


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One thought on "National Awards to Teachers 2021"
  • Ghazala
    June 15, 2021 8:32 am

    good initiatives…definitely boost up a lot of energy among the teachers to participate with zeal

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