5 day working week for Maharashtra teachers proposed
Mumbai, Feb 14: A Maharashtra legislator on Thursday demanded a five-day working week for teachers and other staffers of schools, junior and senior colleges as well. On Wednesday, the Maharashtra government announced a five-day working week for state government employees. The decision was taken at a state Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray.
The new system will be applicable from February 29.
Kapil Patil, a member of the Maharashtra Legislative Council from teachers constituency, has written a letter to education minister Varsha Gaikwad, demanding a five-day working week for schools, junior colleges and senior colleges.
This will reduce burden on teachers and professors who can prepare in a better way for their teaching assignments, Mr Patil said.
It will reduce burden of education on school children as well, he added.