'Introduce five-day working week for school, college staff, too'

Updated: Feb 14, 2020, 08:06 IST | Agencies | Mumbai

This will reduce burden on teachers and professors who can prepare in a better way for their teaching assignments, Patil said. It will reduce the burden of education on schoolchildren as well, he added

Former minister and MLA Varsha Gaikwad had led the party’s attack against the Shiv Sena in the assembly over a Dalit issue
Former minister and MLA Varsha Gaikwad had led the party’s attack against the Shiv Sena in the assembly over a Dalit issue

A Maharashtra legislator on Thursday demanded a five-day working week for teachers and other staffers of schools and 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 the 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, Patil said. It will reduce the burden of education on schoolchildren as well, he added.

29 February
Day the five-day week will become applicable in state govt offices

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