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Amid talks of differences,MFUCTO to meet in city today

The Maharashtra Federation of University and College Teachers’ Organisation is scheduled to hold a meeting in Pune on Friday to decide its future course of action.

The Maharashtra Federation of University and College Teachers’ Organisation (MFUCTO) is scheduled to hold a meeting in Pune on Friday to decide its future course of action.

The boycott of examination-related work has posed to be a big threat over the assessment of answer-sheets of students from different public universities in the state,including University of Pune.

The government,which has withheld salaries of the agitating teachers,has also warned of invoking the Maharashtra Essential Services Maintenance Act (MESMA) against teachers.

Speaking to Newsline,MFUCTO president Shivaji Patil said no decision was likely on calling off the boycott at Pune’s meet. “There is no split in MFUCTO. Around 5 per cent of our teachers,who are either on the verge of retirement or are on probation period,have resumed work. The government is spreading rumours about our agitation. We are united and would continue our agitation till the government agrees to our demands,” he said.

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However,officiating state director for higher education Prakash Gaikwad said many teachers from north Maharashtra and other parts of the state had distanced themselves from the agitation. “As per reports from different joint director offices,the MFUCTO agitation is losing support. We hope they formally call off the agitation,” he said.

While more than 2,500 agitating teachers from around 165 aided college in Pune division have not received their salaries for the month of March till date,MFUCTO said teachers got March salaries in May every year.