The Maharashtra government Tuesday said it was examining the state Administrative Tribunal's (MAT's) decision Monday to cancel the appointments of 154 police sub-inspectors from a reserved category on the ground that quota injob promotions is illegal.
The issue was discussed in the state Cabinet meeting held here Tuesday.
"The chief minister is keeping a tab on it. There was some discussion on the issue in the cabinet meeting too. The government will ensure there is no injustice meted out to anybody. The law department is studying the order," he said.
However, he declined to give a time-frame for resolution of the issue.
"The government should take a decision (in their interest) on the matter," he said.
A delegation of the sub-inspectors called on Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, who also handles Home ministry, Tuesday and sought the government's intervention into the matter.
The delegates termed the MAT order as "unjust".
The MAT cancelled the appointments of the police sub-inspectors belonging to a reserved category on the ground that quota in job promotions is illegal.
Of 828, 642 officials were from Open category and 186 from reserved categories.
However, 154 of 186 officials were promoted despite them scoring less marks than those belonging to the Open category, following which the aggrieved aspirants moved the MAT.
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