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Bombay HC stays hiring as differently abled not mentioned in ad

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Published : Apr 9, 2018, 1:48 am IST
Updated : Apr 9, 2018, 1:49 am IST

The court also found that the advertisements had also not mentioned provisions related to the SC, ST and (NT).

Bombay high court
 Bombay high court

Mumbai: The Bombay high court has stayed the recruitment process announced by the HC administration for around 9,000 posts pertaining to posts of stenographers, junior clerks and peons as the HC administration had not mentioned seats available for the differentlyable and visually-challenged blind persons in the advertisements.

The court also found that the advertisements had also not mentioned provisions related to the Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST) and Nomadic Tribes (NT).   

Division bench of Justice Naresh Patil and Justice Girish Kulkarni was hearing a petition filed by The National Federation of Blind Maharashtra Association, which alleged that HC administration had issued advertisement on March 28 declaring that 1,013 posts for stenographers, 4,738 for junior clerk and 3,170 posts for peon online applications were invited.

HC advertisement prescribed of 2 per cent reservation, out of which 1 per cent is for hearing impaired and 1 per cent for the persons having one leg affected.  

HC lawyer Rahul Nerlekar informed the court that as of now 3.5 lakhs applications have already been received and staying process of recruitment may cause inconvenience.
“Considering the nature of issues involved we direct the respondent to stay and suspended the recruitment process forthwith,”  said Justice Patil.

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