Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) teacher and president of the Maharashtra Primary Teachers Association, Ravindra Satkar, had served a legal notice to the civic body in June. Satkar claimed that the PMC teachers are being overworked and treated unjustly amid the COVID-19 pandemic. This notice was on the behalf of all PMC teachers, he said.
Now, the PMC has served a show-cause notice to Satkar. The civic body has also stated that a final decision will be taken after he submits a clarification, reported Pune Mirror.
Ever since the COVID-19 outbreak in March, it is made mandatory for civic body employees to undertake various duties amid the pandemic. Most of the teachers were deployed on COVID-19 survey duty. However, Satkar claims that the PMC was not following guidelines of giving a break while assigning COVID-19 duty to the teachers.
"After the first set of duty was over, new orders to work were released within just three days and teachers were asked to report. This was despite the fact that there were government resolutions issued in this regard, specifying the workdays and breaks allowed," he said.
Satkar said that he served a legal notice to the PMC to highlight the wrongdoings of the civic body.
On the other hand, PMC has said that Satkar has not completed the COVID-19 duty assigned to him, but still found time to complain about it.
Meanwhile, Pune district reported 2,620 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, taking its COVID-19 count to 1,02,884, an official said on Friday.
The death toll increased by 34 during this period to reach 2,344, he said.
"Of the new cases, 1,249 are in Pune Municipal Corporation limits, which now has 63,286 cases, while 960 are in Pimpri Chinchwad where the count is 27,078 now. Rural and cantonment areas have 12,520 cases overall. A total of 1,168 people were discharged during the day," the official informed.
(With PTI inputs)