The Bombay High Court has directed the Maharashtra government to arrange ad hoc teachers to fill in the vacancies in colleges and educational institutions across the state, which are reserved under the 16 % quota for Marathas.
The state Government was questioned by a division bench of Chief Justice Mohit Shah and Justice GS Kulkarni about the vacant posts even after the court stayed the implementation of the 16 % reservation to Marathas.
The then Congress-NCP government's order of providing 16% reservation to Marathas in all the government jobs and educational institutions of the state was stayed by the High Court in 2014 November.
The High Court said "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 a 11-month contract period or till the petitions are heard and disposed of finally (whichever comes earlier),"
The HC also directed the Government to not enforce the 16% quota from the next academic year.
The court would hear the following petitions in July.
The HC took reference of the Supreme Court verdict which clearly states that the reservation can't go higher than 50% of the total number of seats.