Following the demand raised by the Maharashtra Federation of University and College Teacher’s Organisation (MFUCTO), the Maharashtra state government has announced the release of 71 days’ salary of over 12,500 teachers which was out of action for seven years. The state released a government resolution on Monday directing concerned officials to release the salaries agreeing to a quantity of Rs 1,91,81,98,669.
According to MFUCTO, more than 12,500 teachers of eleven universities of Maharashtra who had participated in a protest from February 4, 2013 to May 10, 2013, have been not paid their due salaries for 71 days. The protest throughout the semester examination time was staged for numerous pending difficulties such as discrepancies in the National Eligibility Test exam and Sixth Pay Commission. The state government had not paid the salaries of teachers who participated in the protest claiming “No work no pay” policy.
Tapati Mukhopadhyay, president of MFUCTO, stated, “Teachers who participated in the protest completed examination, assessment and academic work during that period. The results of semester examinations were also announced on time. The state had no right to withhold salaries of teachers who had completed their work.”