Mumbai: The State government has decided to challenge the High Court order of no reservation in promotion in the Supreme Court and the government is going to appoint senior advocate Harish Salvi to represent the State government.
Social Justice Minister Dilip Kamble said that the social justice department wants Salve to represent the State government in Supreme Court. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis approved the proposal in-principle to appoint Salve to plead this case.
Recently, the High Court had struck down the Government Resolution (GR), which extended such benefits to employees, saying the State had no authority to decide this.
After the High Court order, non-scheduled caste or scheduled tribe employees of the State government will not be able to benefit from the reservation in promotions.
“The government now decided to challenge the High Court order in Supreme Court. We discussed the names of senior councils and finalised Harish Salve to plead for the State government in Supreme Court,”
“Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has also accepted the name and gave in-principle approval to Salve’s name. Now, the government will request Salvi about it after completion of all formalities,” said Kamble.
Meanwhile, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has seized property worth Rs 250 crore of NCP MLA Ramesh Kadam. Kadam is an MLA and a prime accused in the Annabhau Sathe Mahamandal fraud. Currently, he is in jail.
Kamble said that the investigating agencies have seized the properties of Ramesh Kamble. “Investigation in two to three districts is yet to be completed. After completion of the investigation, the final action will be decided,” he said.
“The State government also requested the court to allow the government to sell the lavish cars purchased by Kadam through auction. Kadam has purchased 60 luxurious cars misusing funds from the Mahamandal. The government decided to sell these cars if the court allows,” said Kamble.