Protest against non-payment of salaries: Sinhgad Institutes ‘fail to keep promise’, staffers resume strike

Protest against non-payment of salaries: Sinhgad Institutes ‘fail to keep promise’, staffers resume strike

Nearly a month after teachers of the Sinhgad Institutes called off their “non co-operation” strike to protest the non-payment of salaries, the protest reared its head again. “The management of Sinhgad Institutes, which had promised to clear salary dues of over a year towards teachers, failed to meet their promise of payment by January 24,” a group of striking teachers said on Monday. They have refused to resume lectures “until full payment is received”. Meanwhile, the management has called off its popular festival — Sinhgad Karandak — an annual affair…

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No student can ‘fail’ Maharashtra scholarship exam

No student can ‘fail’ Maharashtra scholarship exam

No student will be declared failed in the upcoming March 2017 Maharashtra school scholarship exams for Classes 5 and 8. The Maharashtra State Council of Examinations (MSCE) will not mention ‘passed’ or ‘failed’ on the students’ marksheets. Instead they will be pronounced as eligible or ineligible for scholarships, stated a recent government resolution. This is one of the many changes made to the upcoming exam format on the recommendations made by an expert committee. “The committee decided to drop the word ‘fail’ from the marksheet as it demotivates students,” said…

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