While the state government has agreed to pay Rs1,500 crore in arrears in a phased manner by the end of May, the teachers’ demand regarding unqualified teachers, who also want the same perks as those who have passed the eligibility tests, has met government resistance. Chavan said the state would not meet such ‘unreasonable demands’.
“We have decided to keep unqualified teachers in service on certain conditions. We will not dismiss them. The teachers need to understand this,” Chavan said. The government announced that non-qualified teachers would be regularised from the date of issuance of notification.
The strike has affected theory and practical exam schedules at most state universities.