National Awards to Teachers 2021 (National Best Teachers Award)

NAT 2021 means National Awards to Teachers 2021. MHRD has given NTA 2021 notification and online applications are inviting through online mode from the school teachers from all states in India for honour with National Best Teachers Award to best teachers.

The Central Ministry of Education is inviting applications for the National Teacher Awards 2021. The MoE has announced that it is giving these awards to honor teachers who are striving to raise quality standards in school education. The national level jury would announce the final list after filtering the district, regional and state committees. It is suggested to apply at nationalawardstoteachers.education.gov.in from June 1 to 30 June 20.

The Ministry of Human Resources Development, Delhi is inviting online applications for the National Best Teacher Award (National Award to Teachers) 2021 for the year 2020 from teachers and principals working in Government, Zilla Parishad, Mandala Parishad and Aided Schools

Applications can be registered through the MHRD website by 30-06-2021. So teachers can take advantage of this opportunity. You can find full details by visiting the MHRD website for selection guidelines.

The Government of India, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Department of School Education and Literacy, implement a Scheme of National Awards to Teachers to celebrate the unique contribution of some of the finest teachers in the country and to honour 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.

MHRD National Awards to Teachers 2021
Name of the awardNational Award to Teachers 2021
TitleApply for National Awards to Teachers 2021
SubjectMoE has given the National Awards to Teachers notification 2021
CategoryAwards
Last date to apply 30-06-2021
websitenationalawardstoteachers.education.gov.in
National Teacher Awards 2021 details

The Organizations viz. Sainik Schools run by Ministry of Defence (MoD), Schools run by Atomic Energy Education Society (AEES), Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), Council for Indian Schools Certificate Examination (CISCE), Eklavya Model Residential Schools (EMRS) run by Ministry of Tribal Affairs may follow their internal processes for receiving nominations

Every year HRD Ministry honours teachers for their outstanding contribution towards changing lives of the youth via National Awards to Teachers. Calling all teachers to nominate themselves for NAT 2021. This could be your year!

NAT Schedule 2021

ItemTime line
Opening of web-portal for inviting online self-nomination by teachers06-01-2021 to 30-06-2021
Shortlisting of teachers by the District/Regional Selection Committee and forwarding the shortlist to the State/Organization Selection Committee through the online portal.01st July 2021 to 15th July 2021
State Selection Committee/ Organization Selection Committee shortlist to be forwarded to Independent National Jury through online portal16th July 2021 to 30th July 2021
Intimation to all the shortlisted candidates for selection by Jury through VC or physical interaction as may be decided2nd August 2021
The selection process by Jury through VC or physical interaction as may be decided5th Aug to 16th August 2021
Finalization of names by Independent National Jury16th August 2021
Intimation to selected candidates after approval of Hon’ble Shiksha Mantri18th August 2021
Rehearsal and Award function4th & 5th September 2021
National Awards to Teachers 2021 Schedule

The application for the National Best Teacher Award is available on the website. Apply it completely online and attach it to the DEO office with the clip uploaded with the print copy. See the Telugu pdf file for eligibility & selection process.

National Best Teacher Award Selected List 2021 under National Awards to Teacher

NAT 2021 Guidelines in Telugu

  • MHRD website – http://mhrd.gov.in and
  • NAT 2021 website – http://nationalawardstoteachers.mhrd.gov.in.

Apply From Here

MHRD National Awards to Teachers 2021

Recognising Teacher achievements in the field of education, the Union Education Ministry awards teachers every year and the President of India gives away the award during a ceremony on September 5, celebrated as Teachers’ Day.

The purpose of National Awards to Teachers is to celebrate the unique contribution of some of the finest teachers in the country and to honour 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

Eligibility of Teachers for National Awards to Teachers: (i) School teachers and Heads of Schools working 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), 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)

ii) 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.

iii) Educational Administrators, Inspectors of Education, and the staff of training Institutes are not eligible for these awards.
iv) Teacher/Headmaster should not have indulged in tuitions.
v) Only regular Teachers and Heads of Schools will be eligible.
vi) Contractual Teachers and Shiksha Mitras will not be eligible.

Considerations To Guide The Selection Of Teachers At Various Levels: Teachers will be evaluated based on the evaluation matrix given at Annexure-I. Evaluation matrix contains two types of criteria for evaluation: (a) 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.

(b) 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.

Procedure for application and selection: (i) All the applications would be received through an online web portal. (ii) MHRD would ensure coordination with States/UTs regarding timely entry into the portal and resolution of technical and operational issues during data entry into the portal through the portal development agency.

iii) MHRD will bear the entire expenditure for development and maintenance of the portal.
iv) 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.

v) 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.

vi)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.

District Selection Committee: vii) First level scrutiny will be done by the District Selection Committee (DSC) headed by the District Education Officer. Members of DSC would be as under:

  • a) District Education Officer: Chairperson
  • b) Representative of State/UT Govt.: Member
  • c) One Reputed academician nominated by District Collector: Member
  • viii) The major functions to be performed by DSC are as under:
  • a) Physical verification of the facts/ information provided by the applicant by forming verification teams.
  • b) Evaluation/ marking of the applicants as per the format at Annexure-I.
  • c) Certificate by DSC: The DSC shall certify that marks have been awarded after due verification of the facts.
  • d) After the detailed evaluation of the applications, DSC will shortlist 3 names and forward these to State Selection Committee through online portal along with vigilance clearance certificate of each of the 3 applicants.
  • e) In addition to the applications received, the DSC in exceptional circumstances, may suo-moto consider name of maximum one person among the outstanding teachers including special educators and differently abled teachers/heads of schools. The evaluation will be done as per the format at Annexure-I.
  • f) DSC may take into account performance of teachers in various streams of studies viz. science, arts, music, physical education etc.

The State Selection Committee (SSC): ix) The State Selection Committee (SSC) will be headed by Principal Secretary/ Secretary of State Education Department. Members of SSC will be as under:

  • a) Principal Secretary/ Secretary of State Education Department: Chairperson
  • b) Nominee of Union Govt.: Member
  • c) Director/Commissioner of Education: Member Secretary
  • d) Director, SCERT or equivalent if there is no SCERT: Member

x) The major functions to be performed by SSC are as under:

  • a) Re-verification of the facts/ information/marks of the nominations received from all the DSCs.
  • b) Evaluate all the nominations and prepare shortlist of the best candidates, subject to the maximum number allotted to the States/UTs and forward the same to Independent Jury at National level through the online portal.

Organization Selection Committee (OSC)(For other organizations)

xi) The composition of OSC is as under:
a) Chairperson/ Director/ Commissioner/ Head of the Organization: Chairperson
b) One officer from the Organization nominated by the Chairperson
c) Nominee of Union Govt.: Member
d) One reputed academician deputed by the Chairperson: Member

xii) The major functions to be performed by OSC are as under:
a) Organizations may follow their internal processes for receiving nominations.
b) Evaluate all the nominations and prepare shortlist of the best candidates, subject to the maximum number allotted to the Organizations as per Annexure-II and forward the same to Independent Jury at National level through online portal

Organization Selection Committee (OSC)(For other organizations)

xi) The composition of OSC is as under:
a) Chairperson/ Director/ Commissioner/ Head of the Organization: Chairperson
b) One officer from the Organization nominated by the Chairperson
c) Nominee of Union Govt.: Member
d) One reputed academician deputed by the Chairperson: Member

xii) The major functions to be performed by OSC are as under:
a) Organizations may follow their internal processes for receiving nominations.
b) Evaluate all the nominations and prepare shortlist of the best candidates, subject to the maximum number allotted to the Organizations as per Annexure-II and forward the same to Independent Jury at National level through online portal

  Evaluation Matrix for National Award to Teachers Annexure-I

Category A: Objective Criteria

CriteriaMaximum Marks / Ceiling
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.3
Publication (Research papers/Articles in international/national journals{with ISSN}, Books {with ISBN}, etc.) in the last 5 years3
Annual Performance Appraisal Reports or other performance appraisal tools of last 3 years3
Is the teacher attending school regularly without any complaints?3
Whether the teacher is enrolled for any course under SWAYAM or any other MOOCS platform2
Development of e-contents, textbooks, teacher handbooks for SCERTs, Boards or NCERT2
Whether the teacher is enrolled for any course under SWAYAM or any other MOOCS platform2
Development of e-contents, textbooks, teacher handbooks for SCERTs, Boards or NCERT2
Subtotal20
Evaluation Matrix for National Award to Teachers

Category B: Criteria based on performance (Indicative and illustrative only)

CriteriaMaximum Marks
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)30
Organization of extra and co-curricular activities (Based on number, scale and impact of experiments)25
a) Mobilization of society for school infrastructure and for spreading social awareness among children. b) Promotion of nation building and national integration25
Subtotal80
Grand total100
Evaluation Matrix for National Award to Teachers

NAT 2021 Important Dates:

  1. Opening of Web-Portal for inviting applications – 1st June to 20th June
  2. District Selection Committee nominations to be forwarded to the State Selection Committee by 23rd July
  3. State Selection Committee shortlist to be forwarded through the online portal to Independent National Jury by 31st July

National Awards to Teachers 2020 Instruction Manual for Online self-nomination

FAQs on NAT 2021

  1. What Is ‘National Award For Teachers’?

    National Award For Teachers program is designed to honour and celebrate the unique contribution of some of the finest teachers in the country who through their commitment have enriched the lives of their students and improved the quality of school education.

  2. Who Is Acknowledging The Teachers And How?

    Instituted in 1958, the National Award to Teachers are given away by The President of India (or) The Vice President of India on 5th September (Teacher's Day) every year to give public recognition to meritorious teachers working in primary, middle and secondary schools. The NAT is being executed under the overall supervision of the Ministry of Human Development (MHRD).

  3. When Was NAT Award Scheme Introduced?

    NAT Award was first instituted in the year 1958 to felicitate remarkable teachers and headmasters in their quest to improve the quality of school education and enrich their students’ learning experiences.

  4. Who Can Nominate A Teacher?

    It is a self-nominating Award. teachers and Head teachers of schools themselves can apply directly by filling the application form online through the web portal before the prescribed cut-off date.

  5. Who Are Not Eligible For The Award?

    Retired teachers who have not served at least a part of the calendar year – at least for four months i.e. up to 30th April in the year to which National Award relates. Teacher/Headmasters who have indulged in tuitions. Contractual Teachers and Shiksha Mitras are also not be eligible.

  6. When Do Nominations Close?

    The NAT nominations close on 15th June

  7. What Are The Important Timelines Of This Process?

    a. Opening of Web-Portal for inviting applications – 12th June to 11th July.
    b. District Selection Committee nominations to be forwarded to the State Selection Committee by 16th July
    c. State Selection Committee shortlist to be forwarded through the online portal to Independent National Jury by 26st July

  8. How Do I Register Myself?

    The applicant has to go on to the web-portal to register themselves by clicking on the apply now key.

  9. Where Can I Obtain A Nomination Form?

    This is an online self-nomination process. The applicant has to register themselves on a web portal to apply for the Award.

  10. Who can apply for NAT 2020?

    School teachers and Heads of Schools working in recognized primary/middle/high/higher secondary schools running under state/ central// UT or local government or CBSE and CISCE affiliated schools.
    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.

  11. What is Evaluation criteria for NAT 2020

    Teachers will be evaluated based on two types of criteria:
    a) 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.
    b) Criteria based on performance: Teachers will be awarded marks on criteria based on performance like 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 10.

National Award to Teachers: Instituted in 1958, the National Award to Teachers are given away by the President of India on 5th September (Teacher’s Day) every year to give public recognition to meritorious teachers working in primary, middle and secondary schools. Altogether there are 374 awards out of which 20 awards are reserved for Sanskrit, Persian and Arabic teachers.

Each State/Union Territory/Organization has an earmarked quota based on the number of teachers. The Scheme also covers teachers of the schools affiliated to Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) including teachers of independent affiliated schools situated abroad, Council for Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE), Sainik School, Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS), Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti (NVS), Central Tibetan School Administration (CTSA) and schools run by the Atomic Energy Education Society.  

From the award year 2001, ‘Special Awards’ have been instituted for teachers promoting inclusive education in schools and the education of children with disabilities in regular schools. The total number of ‘Special Awards’ is 43. ‘Special Awards’ are conferred on the teachers of the following categories:

  • Teachers with disabilities working in mainstream schools.
  • Special teacher or trained general teachers who have done outstanding work for Inclusive Education.

The Government, from the Award Year 2004 has approved that one family member of the awardee teacher would also be treated as State Guests during their stay in Delhi for the function and their expenses would be borne by the Department.

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20 thoughts on “National Awards to Teachers 2021 (National Best Teachers Award)”

  1. if any body selct you must share his youtube channel,without evidences are not measurement.

    thank you
    2019 had provided only 2 out of 47 with primary teachers ,……?
    why

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  2. I am the head of the secondary school in Tamil Nadu school name GHS manalagaram,sirkali tk,nagapattinam dt,sirkali educational dt.tamil Nadu,I spent 30 thousand my own money to all my school children as Corona relief .

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  3. Iam Vaishali Rupesh Patil. Kam working at Raigad Zilla Parishad , Primary School Kirwali, 2004 to now. Kam teken taluka level ideal teacher award in to 2014 & Krantijyoti Savitribai Fule Ideal Teacher State level awards into 5 January 2020.. Prem singing with action competition 1st winner my 7nt class students in year 2018..19I am handicapped in left leg, 77%
    Iam working at Urban levels,, in very creatical condition. 5 villeges Student coming into our school. Now I am teaching for 5th std. Doing stydy for online …Group & teaching &solving the students ,, parenst study problem

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  4. I am teaching classes 6,7,9 and 10 stds.I would like to have admissible awards since I am government appointee.

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  5. I am a government teacher in high school teaching classes 6-10 students I would to join in this scheme.Kindly register my name as mentioned below.

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  6. Hi Sir !
    I have submitted finally for National Awards to Teachers . But I have observed that I didn’t provide all pdf document at performance level which is very important . Please help me . Can I resubmit the application ? Or
    May I registered newly with another mobile number. Please guide me

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  7. government will checking online applications who will not select at the state level applications for national best teachers award.
    please inform at mail.

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  8. we must check the attitudes and aspirations of our national award,any body will not coe at national level for any mistakes and problems.

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  9. respected sir..,
    Somany teachers had to involve award application dedicatedly but central team also to check and provide marks applicants will be happy.

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