Shikshak Parishad stages sit-in agitation

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Nashik Road: The Maharashtra Rajya Shikshak Parishad staged a one-day sit-in agitation opposite office of deputy education director to press for their various demands. The salaries of teachers and non-teaching staff in the district are given through Nashik District Central Cooperative Bank, but currently the bank is in huge financial crisis.

Following demonetisation, teachers are not getting their salaries since last six months though it was credited in the bank in time. They are facing many financial difficulties. Many teachers have taken housing loan from nationalised banks. As installments were not paid in time, they are receiving notices from the banks. They have also no money for weddings of their children. Many teachers are working under mental stress.

Considering this, teachers have decided to stage the agitation. Government should change the bank to pay salaries of teachers and non-teaching staff regularly. While doing this, teachers from rural area should also be considered, so they do not face difficulties. In addition, work load on arts and sports teachers has been reduced. The problem of extra teachers in the state has not been resolved yet. Arts and sports teachers will nowadd to this number of surplus teachers. Government should revoke this decision and keep workload on these teachers as it is.

The government also ordered those teachers and non-teaching staff who are working in night school to work in single shift only. However, teachers working in both shifts get part time payment only. Teachers working in night school should get all facilities like teachers working in day school, demanded the Shikshak Parishad.

State president of the Shikshak Parishad Vedunath Kadu, MLC Nago Ganar and D U Ahire led the agitation. Gulab Bhamre, Suman Hiray, Narendra Thakre, Dutta Waghe and others took part in the agitation. A memorandum of various demands was given to deputy education director Ramchandra Jadhav.

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