Around two lakh teachers from private unaided and semiaided schools in Maharashtra, including 5,000 from Mumbai, are set to courier letters of protest to the
Subhash More of teachers’ organisation Shikshak Bharti said the new nomenclature excludes nearly two lakh teachers from the old pension scheme. He said, “This is a retrospective move. It is a conspiracy to exclude teachers and teaching staff from the old pension scheme. From Wednesday, we will go to the education offices with our memorandum. Teachers have also started writing emails and will be sending letters by courier as a mark of protest.”
On November 1, 2005, the government introduced a
Teachers who were recruited before November 2005 said they were eligible for the old pension scheme. However, the government dilly-dallied over their demands, arguing that their schools were not aided or partially aided. This also led to a slew of litigation. Several protests have been staged by teachers who have been in service for 15 to 20 years seeking aid for their schools.
Almost every year, ahead of the
Many more teachers pointed out that due to the increasing litigation, the issue was raised in the Assembly, and the Speaker held a meeting with legislators on June 26, 2019. “A committee was constituted to recommend solutions. The committee’s term was extended multiple times. With the latest extension, its report is expected by July 31, but the state government has shifted its stand even before the report,” said Subhash More.
Another teachers’ organisation, the