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Teachers from Maharashtra universities will receive their December salaries in 3 days, says education minister

State education minister Vinod Tawde said the delay in the process was caused by the treasury department.

mumbai Updated: Jan 21, 2018 00:01 IST
Shreya Bhandary
Shreya Bhandary
Hindustan Times
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State education minister Vinod Tawde (HT file photo)

Teachers from 10 state universities across Maharashtra have not yet received their salaries for December.

State education minister Vinod Tawde on Saturday announced that the problem has been resolved and that the teachers would receive their salaries in a few days.

Tawde said the delay in the process was caused by the treasury department. “Teachers should receive their salaries in the next three days,” he said.

Tapati Mukhopadhyay, general secretary of Bombay University & College Teachers’ union (BUCTU), said, “Over the last few years, we have been facing similar problems at the end of the financial year. With every succeeding year, the budget allocated towards education is reduced, so eventually it starts reflecting on our salaries.”

“Until last year we used to face similar problems while receiving the March salary, but this year the problem has started in December itself,” she said.

Teachers and staff of colleges affiliated to state universities, including University of Mumbai, are currently facing this problem. They have blamed the government for its callous and apathetic attitude.

First Published: Jan 20, 2018 23:52 IST

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