Junior college teachers call off protest

ST Correspondent
Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Pune: The students, who had appeared for HSC examination this year, can heave a sigh of relief, as the Maharashtra Federation of Junior College Teachers’ Organisation has called off its protest on Monday evening, paving way for declaration of the results on time.

Pune: The students, who had appeared for HSC examination this year, can heave a sigh of relief, as the Maharashtra Federation of Junior College Teachers’ Organisation has called off its protest on Monday evening, paving way for declaration of the results on time.

A few days ago, the junior college teachers assessing the Std XII board exam papers had refused to hand over the assessed papers to the Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education as the assurances given to them by the Education Minister were not fulfilled. This threatened to delay the declaration of the HSC result. The Board had made an appeal to the teachers to submit the assessed papers for the sake of the students.

“During a meeting with the Education Minister on Monday evening, we got a letter assuring us that a new list of junior colleges that are eligible for aid will be released soon. The list is expected to be released on Tuesday. The letter has also addressed the other demands of the Federation,” said Professor Anil Deshmukh, President of the Federation.

In response to the Minister’s appeal and approval, the Federation called off the protest, which will now ensure a timely result for the HSC students. The other approved demands of the Federation included approval of the teachers recruited from 2012. The Federation members will also meet the Finance Department on April 17 to decide on the demand of increased budgetary provision for the salaries of the teachers recruited on the extra 171 posts.

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