Maratha community to get 16 per cent reservation in teachers’ recruitment

Maharashtra Education Minister Vinod Tawde had announced the teachers’ recruitment earlier in February 2018

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For many years, the teachers' recruitment in Maharashtra has been pending. However, Maharashtra government announced that the recruitment will be started from January 2019. 

The state government plans to complete the recruitment process before the Lok Sabha elections. After the announcement of mega-recruitment, the teacher recruitment will start from January 2019, accordingly. 

Earlier in February 2018, Maharashtra Education Minister Vinod Tawde declared that 24,000 vacant posts for teaching and non-teaching staff will be filled. However, with the state government granting 16 per cent reservation to Maratha community, 3,840 seats will be reserved for the Maratha community. 

Earlier, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Ashish Shelar had asked if Maratha community will get a reservation in the upcoming teacher recruitment process? Tawde informed that the community will get the reservation as per the newly implemented Maratha reservation Act.

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Tawde further informed that provision of ₹275 crore will be made in the upcoming budget session next year in order to provide a subsidy to the newly recruited employees. 

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