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Junior college teachers can take leave on duty

But their demands are still not met

March 02, 2018 11:43 pm | Updated 11:43 pm IST - Mumbai

In a recent Government Resolution, the State has allowed teachers who have completed Masters in Education, Philosophy or doctoral studies to avail of leave on duty to participate in seminars and workshops, and prepare research papers. The provision was earlier extended only to senior college teachers.

However, the State Junior College Teachers’ Association said that the State had not given them what they had asked for. Professor Anil Deshmukh, president of Maharashtra Federation of Junior College Teachers Organisation, said, “We already had the option of going on leave for two or three days. What we had asked for was granting us study leave of one or two years to pursue research studies.

He added, “We had also requested the State to provide us research funds like those provided by the University Grants Commission. We also sought perks extended to senior college teachers such as three increments on completing their doctoral studies.”

Prof. Deshmukh said the teachers could take leave on duty only to attend seminars and workshops that are officially sanctioned. School teachers’ associations have now demanded that the State to extend the facility also to them.

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