Ministry of Education Invites Self Nominations for National Awards to Teachers 2022-23

Ministry of Education Invites Self-Nominations for National Awards to Teachers 2022-23

New Delhi, July 10, 2023 – The Ministry of Education, Government of India, recognizes the invaluable contributions of exceptional teachers in the country through the prestigious National Awards to Teachers. In this regard, the Ministry has opened up the opportunity for private independent schools affiliated with CBSE to submit six nominations. CBSE, therefore, invites interested and eligible teachers and principals from its private independent schools to self-nominate for these awards. The list of six shortlisted candidates will be forwarded to the Ministry for consideration.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Teachers must have completed at least 10 years of regular service in school(s) affiliated with a recognized Board of school education by March 31, 2023.
  • Principals must have completed 10 years of regular service as a teacher and 5 years as a principal in CBSE-affiliated school(s) by March 31, 2023.
  • Retired teachers or principals on or after March 31, 2023, may also apply.
  • Principals cannot apply in the category of teachers.
  • An applicant can apply under only one category.

General and specific criteria for selecting nominations are provided in Annexure ‘A,’ which is attached to the circular.

Application Submission:

  1. Only online applications will be accepted. The registration link and application form can be accessed through the following tab:
  2. All applicants must apply directly on or before July 12, 2023, and submit the following along with the application: a. An undertaking stating that all the particulars submitted are correct and the uploaded documents are genuine. b. Recommendation letters, including continuous and regular service and vigilance clearance, provided by the manager of the school after verifying that there has been no break in the applicant’s service during the last 10 years (for teachers) and 15 years (for principals). c. Certificates/degrees and mark statements of Class 10/11/12/Equivalent (indicating date of birth); Graduation; Post Graduation; and NTT/ETE/B. El. Ed./B.Ed./Others. d. Class result in Board/School.

Selection Procedure: From the final merit list, the top 24 scorers will be shortlisted based on experience, age, higher qualifications, and percentages in qualifying exams, among other criteria. In the event of a tie, CBSE reserves the right to establish alternative criteria for finalizing the merit. Shortlisted applicants will have two days to upload their verified documents, which must be signed by the applicant and verified by the head of the school (for teachers) or the school’s manager (for principals).

The National Level Scrutiny Committee will further shortlist applicants and invite them for an interactive session to decide the final six nominations.

CBSE requests all school heads to widely publicize this information among the concerned teachers. It is emphasized that the complete information must be uploaded on the portal by the given deadline, as there will be no extension of the last date, considering the Ministry’s requirement for nominations at the earliest.

The National Awards to Teachers serve as a commendable platform to honor and appreciate the exceptional efforts and commitment of teachers in shaping the future of the nation.

For any further queries or clarifications, applicants are advised to visit the official CBSE website or refer to the circular for detailed instructions.