i) Conditions of Eligibility of Teachers for consideration for the Awards:
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 and Private schools affiliated to State/UTs Board.
- 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) and Eklavya Model Residential Schools (EMRS) run by Ministry of Tribal Affairs.
- 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. up to 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 with minimum ten years of services are eligible.
vi) Contractual Teachers and Shiksha Mitras will not be eligible.