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Introduce five-day working week in schools, colleges: MLC

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

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 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, Patil said.

It will reduce burden of on school children as well, he added.

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First Published: Thu, February 13 2020. 21:08 IST