After Maharashtra school teachers threatened to observe Ganeshotsav as 'black day' due to nonpayment of their salaries, Education Minister Vinod Tawde recently announced to provide grants to school before September 5.
Details of the reports
- The government will be crediting pending salaries and arrears of over 2,200 schools in Maharashtra
- Also, education minister Vinod Tawde has given assurance that they will dispense grants worth Rs163 crore to schools before Ganeshotsav
- Moreover, these grants will provide benefits to 20,000 to 25,000 teachers in schools, which were categorised as permanently unaided till now
- Earlier, a strong campaign was conducted by school managements and teachers, pleading the state government to delete the words 'permanently unaided' in their categorisation
- As per reports, agreeing to their demand, the state cabinet on June 14 approved funding of up to 20 per cent of their expenses
- But the protest continued as the resolution to implement the decision was not released by the government.