The soon-to-be launched most important thing by ministry of Human Resource and Development is the National education Policy. The draft of the New Education Policy is expected to be prepared by the year end for which the Human Resources Development Minister Smriti Irani on September 3, 2015 invited suggestions from teachers and students of CBSE schools across the nation.
As per her views, “CBSE should also be involved in drafting the new national education policy and should ask the students and teachers about their views, the inputs of which should be collected by November 15.”
Moreover from the sources it has been revealed that the consultation process for the to-be-launched policy began earlier in this year probably in the month of January. Moreover, the new education policy will witness the participation of stakeholders from cross sections of the society which includes teachers and students also.
Ahead of Teacher’s Day celebration on September 5, award ceremony was conducted to felicitate teachers and mentors (principals) for their meritorious work in the respective fields. While addressing the audiences on the occasion Smt.Irani made the announcement that three new award categories will be introduced out of which one will be “a teacher’s achievement in promoting education in rural areas.” The second category will be teachers who promote performing arts and the last category planned to award is the teacher who venture beyond the classrooms and promote innovation.
The award given to the respected teachers and Hon’ble mentors or say Principals consist of a Merit certificate, a shawl and a cash prize worth Rs. 50000. The process adopted for the selection of Mentors and teachers is not that easy as it seems to be rather it is considered as one of the hard and difficult. It is the only selection process which is considered to be the most transparent.
For the year 2015, around Thirty-four teachers from across the nation and abroad have been offered the CBSE award for their innovations in classroom teaching.
The teachers are selected on the basis of the academic CBSE award for their innovations in classroom teaching, whether are they seriously dedicated towards their profession, reputation in the society, love for children, perseverance and devotion towards the field of education.
For the year 2015, around sixteen mentors from India have been selected for collaboration and handholding via regular visits to groups of schools to promote quality education and make the teachers and children more and more aware. Training experience, professional guidance, positive role-modelling, collaboration with mentee schools and initiating innovative practices are the laid down criteria for the selection of Mentors.
The Mentors awards recognise principals who go an extra mile in their endeavour to promote excellence.