Bombay High Court stays hiring process in court for lack of mention of disability quota in advertisement

The Bombay High Court recently stayed the recruitment process of the High court administration for more than 9000 posts.

The reason was that the advertisements for job openings did not mention the quota for people with disabilities. Openings for posts of peons, stenographers, and junior clerks have been put on hold until a new advertisement comes up.

The High Court bench was hearing a petition filed by the National Federation of Blind Maharashtra Association. The petition states that the Bombay High Court administration had put an advertisement for job openings on 28 March. In this, 1,013 posts were for stenographers, 4,738 for junior clerks, and 3,170 posts were for peons. The applications had to be submitted online. The advertisement had mentioned that there was a 2% reservation was for the disabled. 1% was for the deaf, and the remaining was for those who have lost one leg.

Rahul Narlekar who appeared for High Court administration said that more than 3.5 lakh applications had been received already. He requested the court to allow the administration to go ahead with the processes because the jobs of all the applicants are at stake now.

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