The Maharashtra government has been directed by the Bombay High Court to fill on ad hoc basis the vacancies for the post of teachers and professors in colleges and educational institutions, which were reserved under the 16 percent quota for Marathas.
A division bench comprising Chief Justice Mohit Shah and Justice GS Kulkarni questioned why the posts were lying vacant despite the court staying implementation of the 16 per cent reservation to Marathas.
It may be mentioned that in November 2014, the high court had stayed implementation of the controversial decision of the erstwhile Congress-NCP government to provide 16 percent reservation to Marathas in government jobs and educational institutions. The bench was hearing a bunch of public interest litigations filed soon after the decision was taken by the government.
“When we have stayed implementation of the reservation, then why are the posts not filled up yet? Fill up the posts and employ people on 11-month contract period or till the petitions are heard and disposed of finally (whichever comes earlier),” the court directed.