Mumbai, 5th October 2022: The Maharashtra Public Service Commission (MPSC) published an advertisement for the post of Assistant Motor Vehicle Inspector (AMVI) in 2020, but despite the preliminary and main examination, the final merit list was not released. Due to the discrepancies in the answer key, the matter was pending in the Bombay High Court. Hence, the final merit list was not released by the MPSC. Therefore, the recruitment for 240 posts was stopped.
Ruling the matter in favour of the students on 4th October 2022, Justice R. D. Dhanuka and Justice Kamal Khata have paved the way for the recruitment of the Assistant Motor Vehicle Inspector post, which has been stalled for many days. A petition was filed in the Bombay High Court by selected students who were waiting for recruitment through Adv. Asim Sarode, Adv. Trunal Tonape and Adv. Ajinkya Udane. Adv. Trunal Tonape said, “Due to the decision of the High Court, now the list of final selected candidates will be published by the MPSC, and they will be appointed.”
In January 2020, MPSC released an advertisement for 240 vacancies for the post of Assistant Motor Vehicle Inspector. After that, the preliminary examination was conducted on 15th March 2020, and the main examination on 24th August 2021, while the general merit list was announced on 22nd March 2022. But due to the pending petition in the High Court, there were difficulties in announcing the final merit list. Hence, all the students were waiting for the final merit list for more than six months. Even with good scores in the main examination, they were deprived of the prospective post. To raise a voice against this injustice against students, Adv. Asim Sarode filed an Intervention Application on behalf of students in a petition filed by the MPSC against the decision passed by the Maharashtra Administrative Tribunal (MAT).
In the hearing held on 4th October, a two-judge bench heard both sides and decided in favour of the aggrieved students. After this, the final list of selected candidates will be announced through the Maharashtra Public Service Commission, and after document verification, they will be appointed to the post of Assistant Motor Vehicle Inspector.
Adv. Asim Sarode expressed the opinion “Pending such cases in the High Court is a great injustice to the students. The youth who are going to serve in the administration are unnecessarily pulled into the Court proceedings, so a separate bench should be appointed for such cases, and these cases should be settled at the earliest.”