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Government of India
Ministry of Human Resource Development
05-August-2015 17:16 IST
National Teacher Award Money Raised from Rs.25000/- to Rs.50,000/-

The award money of Rs. 25,000/- being given to the Awardee Teachers has been enhanced to Rs. 50,000/- from the Award Year 2014 onwards. The last revision of the Award money took place in 1999 wherein the Award money was enhanced from Rs.10,000/- to Rs. 25,000/-.

From the Award year 2014 onwards, each of the Awardee will be provided with a Certificate, a Silver Medal of 40 grams with his/her name inscribed and a cash award of Rs. 50,000/-.

The Ministry of Human Resource Development implements a scheme of National Award to Teachers under which meritorious teachers from all over the country (Primary and Secondary and Special categories) including Sanskrit and Arabic/Persian Teachers from the institutions run on traditional lines, are awarded every year. Until now, each of the Awardee Teacher was provided with a Certificate, a Silver Medal of 40 gm with his/her name inscribed and a cash award of Rs. 25,000/-.

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.

The total number of Teachers conferred with the National Award is 378, out of which 20 awards are reserved for Sanskrit, Persian and Arabic teachers. The quota for the States is fixed. Further, out of 378 awards 43 ‘Special Awards’ have been earmarked for the teachers of following categories:

 Teachers with disabilities working in regular schools.

 Special teacher or trained general teachers who may have done outstanding work for Inclusive Education.

Classroom teachers with at least 15 years regular teaching, experience and Headmasters with 20 years of regular teaching experience and who are actually working as teachers/headmasters in recognized primary/middle/high/higher secondary schools only are considered. Five years relaxation is given to teachers promoting Integrated Inclusive Education.