Non-cooperation protest of jr college teachers’ called off

Wednesday, 27 February 2019

Protest was organised by Maharashtra State Federation of Junior College Teachers regarding their demands that had not been implemented by the government.

PUNE: Junior college teachers have called off their non-cooperation protest following a positive meeting with the ministers held on Tuesday, six days after the Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) examination began in the state.

The protest was organised by the Maharashtra State Federation of Junior College Teachers Organisation (MSFJCO) regarding their demands that had not been implemented by the government, despite being approved around a year ago.

While around 40 lakh answer sheets of the HSC students lay untouched until Tuesday, the teachers will now start assessment from Wednesday onwards. The protestors had threatened the timely declaration of the HSC results.

It has been approved that the 1,656 junior colleges and 523 divisions that were declared eligible for the grant in the February 20 meeting, will be given grant from April 1, 2019. This will facilitate the salaries of around 12,000 teachers working for the past 18 years. Also, the issue of the Information Technology (IT) subject, that was pending for a long time, has also been resolved. The government will be giving the grant to the subject, and financial provision for the same will be made in the regular budget, Anil Deshmukh, President, MSFJCO said in the media statement.

Among the other demands, the government has agreed to approve the recruitments of the teachers appointed after May 2, 2012, and the recommendation to make special provisions for the teachers who have worked for 10, 20 or 30 years will also be given soon.

Deshmukh added that the decisions regarding the effective implementation of the old pension scheme and seventh pay commission will be made after another meeting.

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