Published On : Mon, Feb 18th, 2013
Education | By Nagpur Today Nagpur News

Dispute between various teachers’ organizations over protest

Nagpur News : Students are paying for the ongoing rift between teachers and Government. Adding to the tension of students and parents, new dispute is seen between various teachers’ organizations over this protest of Maharashtra Board Examinations. One of the organizations wants to shut down school on February 20 and 21, while other organization wants to attend the examination wearing black ribbon during the examination and other organization decided to continue their protest during the evaluation of answer sheets. This drift between the organizations may weaken this protest and thus, Government may not take their demands seriously.

Members of Maharashtra State Junior College Council (MSJCC) have decided to continue the agitation, decision of which was taken in a meeting with Ministers held on Monday. MSJCC will withdraw their support in Std X and XII examinations.

But, members of Shikshak Bharti, Lokbharti and Shikshak Parishad will wear black ribbons during the examinations to press for their demands. On the other hand, Vidarbha Junior College of Teachers’ Association (VJCTA) will boycott the evaluation of the answer sheets.

Maharashtra State Junior College Council and Vidarbha Junior College Teachers’ Association (VJCTA) have decided to temporarily discontinue the agitation till Std XII examinations. The organizations had conducted a meeting with Government authorities on February 5, to press for their demands. But, in vain. So, teachers’ organizations decided to continue the agitation in their own ways.

But, in this clash between teachers and Government, students and parents are in continuous dilemma regarding Board examinations. This clash is not only affecting examinations schedules but also the minds of students and adding to the already stress of the students.

“We don’t want the students to suffer for our agitations. We are expecting a positive result from today’s meeting,” said a concerned Chandramani Borkar, Regional Director, Maharashtra State Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board.


Avinash Borde, President of VJCTA said, “Keeping in mind students’ interest, we will not boycott Std X and XII examinations. But, we will boycott the evaluation of answer sheets. We will continue our agitation but we don’t want the students to suffer for no mistake of theirs.”

Ravindra Fadnavis, Joint Secretary, Maharashtra State Junior College Association, said, “We will continue our protest. And we will shut down all the school on February 20 and 21 in this regard. We will not extend our support in Std X and XII examinations.”

It is to be mentioned that teachers’ demands include – implementation of January 1, 1996 Fifth Pay Commission, new payment structure, rules of secondary education for primary schools, separate conduction of Science stream examinations of Std XII and restart of old CET examination.

Ashok Gawankar, Dr Yugal Rayulu and others are leading the agitations.