D. El. Ed. Course of NIOS for Training of Untrained In-Service Teachers
Section 23(1) of the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act, 2009 prescribes that-
‘Any person possessing such minimum qualifications, as laid down by an academic authority, authorized by the Central Government, by notification, shall be eligible for appointment as a teacher’.
The proviso to Section 23(2) of the RTE Act reads as under:
Provided that a teacher who, at the commencement of this Act, does not possess minimum qualifications as laid down
under sub-section(1), shall acquire such minimum qualifications within a period of five years.
“Provided further that every teacher appointed or in position as on the 31st March 2015, who does not possess minimum
qualifications as laid down under sub-section (1), shall acquire such minimum qualifications within a period of four years from the
date of commencement of the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (Amendment) Act, 2017.”
As per the NCTE Gazette Notification dated 23rd August 2010, it is stated that:
The following categories of Teachers appointed for Classes I to VIII prior to the date of this Notification need not acquire the minimum
qualifications specified in Para (1) of the Gazette notification:
(a) A teacher appointed on or after the 3rd September 2001 i.e., the date on which the NCTE (Determination of Minimum
Qualifications for Recruitment of Teachers in Schools) Regulations, 2001 (as amended from time to time) came into force,
in accordance with that Regulation.
Provided that a teacher of class I to V possessing B.Ed. qualification, or a teacher possessing B.Ed. (Special Education) or
D.Ed. ( Special Education) qualification shall undergo an N CTE recognized 6 -month special programme on elementary
(b) A teacher of class I to V with B.Ed. qualification who has completed a 6-month Special Basic Teacher Course (Special
BTC) approved by the NCTE;
(c) A teacher appointed before the 3rd of September 2001, in accordance with the prevalent Recruitment Rules.’
The Minimum qualifications FOR ELEMENTARY TEACHERS as laid down by NCTE in its notification dated
23rd August 2010 are as under:
1. Teachers appointed before 3rd September 2001 need not take this course if they are recruited as per the
prevalent recruitment rules of the State Govt.
2. The Registration for 6 months bridge course will start after 9th October 2017