Need to obtain Operators License before 31st Dec 2011

Award units/ schools need a License to operate

The Award Programme Foundation (APF), a Registered Charitable Trust, with the Charity Commissioner in Mumbai, is licensed to run The International Award for Young People (IAYP) in India by The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award International Association (IAA) based in London.
The APF empowers the National Award Authority (NAA) as the only licensing body in India, with the national office is at New Delhi. All Schools, Colleges, Award Units and Operators in India must have a valid License to operate The International Award Programme. Please check your records and ensure that you have a renewed/ current License to operate The Award Programme. The NAA Office is committed to assisting you and ensuring that young people in India get the best possible support while they participate in The Award Programme. The website explains the structure of the organization in India.

License and Operation of The Award Programme


We recommend you get a copy/ renew your Operators License with the NAA office. This will help you with training and development support and your Unit will be able to participate in events, exchanges and other activities of IAYP all over the world. 

Kindly send us a copy of your existing / expired / valid License, to enable us to revalidate / renew the same positively before the 31st day of December 2011.

The NAA mandates that all Award Units and Licensed Operators use the Common Award Participation Form only. Each form has a unique number and is tracked by us. The Forms are supplied free and are to be filled and submitted to NAA India office for the Database Registry, as per the IAA License needs. No one will now produce, print or distribute Award supplies, the National Office will be the exclusive licensed supplier. 
The Common Participation forms must be submitted with a Fee of Rs 500.00. The Schools, who do not wish to get a License, must connect with the National Office alone and send all completed forms to the National Office please.
Status of Schools registered with the erstwhile Zones:
1. Every School has to have a Valid License; if the School has one from the Zones, they must provide us with a copy for record with details of registration date, expiration date, etc. to enable us to send the new Operator's License.
2. The NAA alone issues the Operator Licenses, if you do not wish to renew your old Operator License or get the new YES License, your Participants can still do the Award Programme, all you need to do is submit the Forms at the nearest YES Centre or to the National Office. 

What is the YES Centre License?
The new NAA Operators’ License enables the Licensed Award Units to not only operate the IAYP in their own schools, but also in the community and the society the schools exist in. This updated license is now referred to as the YES Centre license, and is issued to a Society, Trust or registered body keen to operate the Award Programme in their area of operations. The YES Centres partner with the NAA office and help to deliver The Award Programme to participants and schools without a License.

For more information about YES Centres and how the Award partner institutions operate the Award Programme, please visit

The Award Programme is available to young people in the ages 14 to 25, the YES Centre License is mandatory for the Operating Award Authority / School/ Unit to Register. The Award Programme Foundation charges an Annual License Fee of Rs. 10,000.00 per annum. The Corporate License for pan India use, and for operators who have a footprint at multiple locations is Rs. 35,000.00 per annum. All the YES Centres are supported by the NAA with training and development. 
For help and information, please call  Bivujit Mukhoty +9192122 33900
The Website has all the information and the operation guidelines please.

We ensure the interest of Award participant is paramount and we will help you serve them better. The NAA Office is well stocked with all Award Programme materials and you are welcome to visit us any working day of the week.

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