The National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) from 1973 was a government advisory board that worked as a department under the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT). It advised the Central and State Governments on all matters regarding teacher education in India.
The NCTE in 1993 became a statutory body of the Government of India through an act of the parliament named the National Council for Teacher Education Act, 1993. It was by the year 1995 that the NCTE formally started handling the standards, procedures and processes in the Indian education system.
NCTE and TET:
The NCTE issued the guidelines for conducting TETs for State/UT governments under the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act 2009 on 11th February 2011.
The Ministry of Human Resource Department (HRD), Department of Social Education and Literacy has authorised NCERT to lay down the curriculum and the evaluation procedure of elementary education.