The admission process for non-professional courses will begin after 12th grade results are announced in Maharashtra, Udai Samant, the state minister of higher and technical education, said Sunday. He said there are options to either conduct a CET for admission to non-technical courses or conduct an admission process based on grade 12 assessments.
“Class 12 exams have been canceled and only after the results are announced will we decide whether or not to conduct a CET,” he added. Samant, who spoke to groups of teachers who protested university recruits, said the state government had decided to fill 4,074 positions and the process for 1,600 had already been completed.
Processing of other posts has been suspended due to COVID-19 pandemic but the file has been processed, and after approval by Deputy Chief Minister and Finance Minister Ajit Pavar, a government decree will soon be adopted, he said.
He said that the process of filling 700-750 vacancies has also begun, and a survey will also be conducted to identify vacant teaching positions as of 2020. “The hourly pay for undergraduate teachers has been increased from Rs 500 to 615 and from Rs 150 to 250 for practical training.
For graduate students (PG) it has been increased from 600 to 750 rupees, and for those conducting practical training it will be 300 rupees instead of 250. The government will also fill 121 vacant librarians in the near future, ”Samant said.