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Introduce five-day working week in schools, colleges: Maharashtra Legislative Council


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 education minister Varsha Gaikwad, demanding a five-day working week for schools, junior colleges and senior colleges.

This will reduce the 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 school children as well, he added.