The Indian Express | 2 weeks ago | 16-01-2023 | 02:45 pm
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Monday led a march to Lieutenant Governor Vinai Kumar Saxena’s house to protest against the latter’s alleged interference in the functioning of the state government. The latest flashpoint between the L-G and Kejriwal is the Delhi government’s proposal to send school teachers to Finland which Saxena has rejected.Hitting out at the L-G, Kejriwal said, “Delhi does not want dictatorship but wants constitution and democracy. Our struggle for the rights of the people will continue.”The chief minister further added, “Even though the Supreme Court clearly said that the L-G does not have the power to take decisions in the transferred subject matters, he is not listening. He says he is the administrator, he has supreme power, and he can do anything. L-G returned the file proposal to send Delhi government school teachers to Finland, asking to get cost benefit analysis done. He says yahi kahin idhar desh k andar hi karvado training (Get them trained somewhere in the country). L-G and BJP are trying to ruin the education of our children.”The Delhi government’s works are being deliberately impeded for political reasons, Kejriwal alleged and added that “the LG is not our headmaster to check our homework. He has to say yes or no to our proposals”.The marchers carried placards saying, “LG Sahab Shikshakon ko Finland Jaane do” (L-G sir let teachers go to Finland).Responding to the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)’s national convener allegations, the L-G in a statement said, “It is reiterated that the L-G has not rejected the proposal of the training program for primary-in-charges in Finland. Any statement, on the contrary, is deliberately misleading and mischievously motivated.”“The government has been advised to evaluate the proposal in totality and record the cost-benefit analysis in terms of impact on quality of education being provided to students, so as to assess the effectiveness of various foreign training programmes for teachers undertaken in the past,” the L-G said.Kejriwal on Monday also stated, “It is very sad that a CM, deputy CM, and all the MLAs have to march to L-G house for this little matter. I again appeal to L-G to respect the Constitution. Supreme Court orders are not just an opinion, it is a binding orders, and everyone has to respect and follow them.”Meanwhile, the Delhi Assembly Session, which was to begin today, was adjourned till January 17.
MUMBAI: Chief minister Eknath Shinde on Tuesday requested the Maharashtra Public Service Commission (MPSC) to postpone its decision to conduct the state service main examination in descriptive pattern instead of objective pattern to 2025.The MPSC had earlier decided to conduct the main examination with a UPSC-like descriptive pattern from 2023. Over the last few weeks, MPSC aspirants, supported by youth organisations of various parties, have held protests in Pune, Aurangabad, Nashik, and Nagpur.In a letter to the MPSC, Shinde pointed out that the state services main examination is conducted based on objective questions, and the commission has decided to conduct it in the old method i.e. descriptive method. "If this decision is implemented immediately from 2023, there is a possibility of injustice to the students who are preparing for this examination and therefore the students have strongly demanded that the decision of the examination in the descriptive format be postponed till the main examination of 2025," Shinde said in his letter.The chief minister has also tweeted about his appeal to the MPSC.Officials said in the letter, the CM has also expressed belief that the MPSC will give relief to lakhs of youth in the state by taking an urgent decision on the matter."Shinde said the MPSC is working very efficiently and in the last seven-eight months, it has worked rapidly to reduce the backlog of jobs. The preparation for filling 75,000 vacancies in government jobs has been completed and the same has been planned," an official said, requesting anonymity.
The teacher had been showing girls porn videos for the last two years. (Representational)New Delhi: A teacher in Maharashtra's Kolhapur was allegedly caught showing porn videos to girl students of classes 9 and 10. As punishment, he has been transferred to another school.The incident took place at Vidyalankar Shelwadi School in Kolhapur. The teacher, VP Bangdi, has been transferred to a school in Satara, reports ABP Majha.Students complained that Bangdi had been showing porn videos to girls for the last two years. Some also alleged that he would keep his hand on their shoulder and in their pockets during classes, reports Zee News.When the students complained to the principal, Bangdi, an English teacher, was transferred to a school in another district.PromotedListen to the latest songs, only on JioSaavn.comParents and students are demanding that the school authorities take stricter action against Bangdi.The education minister Deepak Kesarkar has taken note of the incident and has said that appropriate action will be taken against the accused.Featured Video Of The DaySudha Murty To NDTV: "First Person I Told About My Padma Bhushan Was..."
No arrest has been made so far in this connection, the police said. (Representational)Thane: Police have registered a case against a 40-year-old school teacher for allegedly hitting a five-year-old boy with a stick and slapping him in Maharashtra's Thane district, an official said on Tuesday.The child suffered injuries in the incident which took place on Monday at a private school in Kalyan area, the official from Mahatma Fule Chowk police station said.A probe was on to ascertain what provoked the accused to thrash the child, he said.After the boy informed about the incident to his parents, they complained to the police following which a case was registered against the accused under various sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, the official said.PromotedListen to the latest songs, only on JioSaavn.comNo arrest has been made so far in this connection, the police said.(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)Featured Video Of The DaySealed With A Kiss: To Shah Rukh Khan From Deepika And To John From, Ahem, SRK
Eknath Shinde said several projects are pending with the central government. (File)Mumbai: The Maharashtra government has reversed the previous (MVA) government's decision not to give 50 per cent contribution to railway projects in the state and also asked MPs to pursue various pending projects with the Centre.Speaking with Lok Sabha MPs from Maharashtra here on Monday, Chief Minister Eknath Shinde said several projects which are beneficial to the common man are pending with the central government."We need to expedite them and pursue them," he said.Some MPs from the Opposition were absent at the interaction.Mr Shinde also said the feedback received by MPs will be taken into consideration and another round of meetings will be held after two months to take stock of the situation.Maharashtra sends 48 members to the Lok Sabha."The utilisation certificates of allocated money are crucial for releasing the next round of funds. Secretaries of various departments need to focus on their timely submission as well,” the Chief Minister said.Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said the previous dispensation's decision not to give 50 per cent contribution to railway projects in the state is now reversed.PromotedListen to the latest songs, only on JioSaavn.com"The state government will bear 50 per cent cost of the railway projects in the state so that they will be completed fast,” he added.(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)Featured Video Of The Day"I'll Just Kiss Deepika's Hand And That Will Be The Answer," Says SRK
PUNE: Involvement of parents in teaching their wards, providing uniforms and study material on time and to every student and mock tests were among suggestions from experts and educators in the draft policy to improve academic excellence in government schools prepared jointly by Samagra Shiksha Abhiyaan project and the Maharashtra State Council of Education Research and Training. The draft has been submitted to the state government for approval and once it gets a nod the policy will be implemented from next year onwards.Project director of SSA Kailas Pagare and other education department officials conducted a meeting recently to take suggestions and discuss ways to improve the quality of education in schools. Pagare said, "We took the opinions of ideal teachers, education experts, SCERT officials, and researchers among others."The campaign 'Nipun Maharashtra' is being implemented in the state for the past few months in order to improve the quality of school education."Against the same background, the quality of school education in the state should be enhanced more rapidly in the next academic year," added Pagare.Zilla parishad teacher Somnath Valke said, "We need to understand how to become self-sufficient in an effort to improve the quality in classrooms. One of my suggestions was that it was necessary to add classes from V to VIII to zilla parishad schools. This will help in increasing participation in scholarships and other examinations."Ashwini Sonawane, block development officer of Bhor taluka, said that the experiment of 'Mothers' Club' they had conducted in government schools has been effective. Parental involvement and environment are very important for the development of schools. "Innovation and experimentation lead to an increase in the quality of students," Sonawane added.