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Mumbai: Maharashtra govt moves HC for permission to fill posts reserved for Marathas


Mumbai High Court

Mumbai: The Maharashtra government has approached the Bombay High Court seeking permission to allow filling up of the 16 per cent posts reserved for Maratha Community, amongst open candidates.

This comes in a civil application filed by the government through advocate Abhinandan Vagyani.

The application states, “We seek leave of the court to allow the state government to fill up the 16 per cent posts reserved for the Maratha Community, amongst the open merit candidates on temporary or ad-hoc basis on 11 months contract.”

The application states that these recruitments would be subject to the final disposal of the bunch of petitions that have challenged the notification reserving 16 per cent seats in government jobs and educational institutions for the Maratha Community.

The government has also relied on the April 2015 order of the HC, wherein the court had allowed filling up of these seats amongst open merit candidates on temporary basis. The government’s application states that in view of this order, it had filled up many posts and that the period of 11 months of theses posts is about to end.

Citing the observation of the HC that ‘no useful purpose would be served by keeping teachings posts vacant’ the government has sought permission to allow new recruitments on temporary basis.

This application is likely to be heard by a division bench headed by the Chief Justice of HC, on Thursday.