Mumbai - Education minister Vinod Tawde, in Legislative Council on Thursday, has accepted the demand of the Shikshak Bharati for starting cashless family health scheme for teachers. Tawde was replying to the call attention motion of MLCs Shrikant Deshpande, Dattatray Sawant, and Kapil Patil.
He had included this scheme in his original speech. Teaching fraternity is opposing the insurance scheme. Kapil Patil, the teachers representative in the Legislative Council, was insisting on starting the cashless health scheme on the line of police personnel.
Shikshak Bharati president Ashok Belsare had submitted this scheme to the government two years back. Shikshak Bharati has been demanding to start this scheme in the name of Savitribai Phule and Fatima Shaikh. Other teachers’ organisations had also pressed for this demand. MLC Kapil Patil and Ashok Belsare have thanked Vinod Tawde for launching this scheme.