The National Awards to Teachers recognize outstanding educators across technical and non-technical higher education institutions, including polytechnics. These awards commend teachers and heads of schools for excellence in teaching, community outreach, institutional service, research, and innovation, aiming to celebrate their significant contributions to school education and positive impact on students' lives. Eligibility criteria specify that regular teachers and heads of schools with a minimum of ten years of service in recognized primary, middle, high, and higher secondary schools are eligible. Nomination can be self-initiated through the online portal, with selection based on an evaluation matrix covering objective and performance-based criteria such as learning outcomes, innovative initiatives, and extracurricular activities. The awards include a cash prize of Rs 50,000, a silver medal, and a certificate for each awardee. The selection process involves scrutiny by District Selection Committees, followed by State and national-level evaluations, culminating in an awards ceremony at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi, scheduled for September 5, 2022.

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