The Maharashtra government has set
up a 'war room' at the state secretariat complex here to
complete the mega recruitment process as per the new caste
process of recruitment for all the 72,000 posts at one go
A bill that grants 16 per cent reservation to the
education in Maharashtra was unanimously passed by both the
Houses of the state legislature last week, meeting a
long-pending demand of the influential community, which
constitutes 33 per cent of the state's population of around 13
"The idea is to fill the posts before the Bombay High
Court stays the decision. It will help the ruling party get
Maratha votes in the Lok Sabha and Assembly polls scheduled in
In the last budget session of the state legislature,
Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis had announced that 72,000
vacant posts will be filled in two phases.
The vacant posts to be filled are spread across
departments like Agriculture, Public Health, Home, Animal
Husbandry, Public Works Department, Water Resources, Water
Conservation, Fisheries and Urban Development departments.
On Wednesday, the government set up a war room on the
seventh floor of the state secretariat to handle the mega
recruitment process smoothly. The first meeting of all the
departments concerned was held there.
The senior official who attended the meeting said the
government was keen on finishing the process of recruitment as
soon as possible.
"However, it would depend on the Information and
Technology (IT) department, which will play a key role in the
process," he said.
started now. It is scheduled to be completed before the Lok
Sabha code of conduct comes into effect and before a possible
stay by the high court," he added.
The state may issue an order delegating the powers to
fill few posts at the ground level by the district collector
or tehsil to save time, he added.
Meanwhile, the state general administration department
(GAD) Wednesday issued a government resolution stating that
Marathas would be able to get 16 per cent reservation in the
remaining 48 per cent posts in the open category and no share
of 16 per cent in 100 per cent vacant posts.
"This means that Marathas would get only 8 per cent
reservation of the existing 52 per cent reservation," the
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