The Maharashtra cabinet on Wednesday gave its approval to fill up 12,528 posts of police constables in the state. The Chief Minister's Office (CMO) said this in a statement. In view of the the Supreme Court's recent interim order staying implementation of 2018 law that granted reservation to the Maratha community in education and jobs, the state cabinet directed the home department to take steps regarding the recruitment process in consultation with the law and judiciary department, it said.
In 2019, a total of 5,297 posts for police constable were created, while in 2020, 6726 posts were created.
Similarly, for the newly-created Mira Bhayandar and Vasai-Virar police commissionerates, 505 of the 975 posts are to be filled in the first phase, the statement said.