National Awards to Teachers circular 01-06-2021
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नई दिल्ली 110 115
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA MINISTRY OF EDUCATION
DEPARTMENT OF SCHOOL EDUCATION & LITERACY
SHASTRI BHAVAN NEW DELHI-110 115
Dated:- 31st May, 2021
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R.C. MEENA Joint Secretary (EE.I) Tel: 011-23389247
No. F. 1-16/2021-NAT
Dear Sir Madam,
You may be aware that the purpose of National Awards to Teachers is to celebrate the unique 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 and thereby strengthened the Nation.
2. It is pertinent to mention that the scheme for National Awards to Teachers was totally revamped in the year 2018 to bring in more transparency and to enhance the prestige of the Awards. A number of improvements were made in the scheme including online self-nomination by teachers followed by shortlisting of teachers by District/Regional Selection Committee and State/Organization Selection Committee and final selection by Independent Jury at National Level. Further in 2020 few amendments have been carried out. A copy of the latest Guidelines of the Award and the timelines for the year 2021 are enclosed for your ready reference.
3. I am glad to inform that the web portal for online self-nomination by teachers, http://nationalawardstoteachers.education.gov.in is open from 01.06.2021 and last date for the same is 20.06.2021. Further, you are requested to constitute District/Regional level Selection Committees as laid down in the Guidelines well in advance so that next levels of online selection process may be carried out smoothly.
4. You are requested to initiate appropriate action and give wide publicity amongst the teachers to ensure maximum participation.
Encl: 1. Latest NAT Guidelines 2. Timelines for 2021
To, Principal Secretaries/ Secretaries (Education) of all States/UTs/Heads of Organization