The Government has considered the matter of appointment of candidates belonging to Halba Koshti/Halbi Koshti/Koshti caste against vacancies reserved for the S.Ts especially in the light of judgement of the Supreme Court in the case of State of Maharashtra Vs. Milind and Others.
The DOP & T, has, in consultation with the Department of Legal affairs decided that the persons belonging to the 'Halba Koshti/Koshti' caste who got appointment against vacancies reserved for the STs on the basis of ST issued to them by the competent authority under the Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order, 1950 (as amended from time to time)relating to the State of Maharashtra and whose appointments had become final on or before 28.11.2000 shall not be affected.
However, they shall not get any benefit of reservation after 28.11.2000.
For further details download this DOPT circular No. 3601 11212010-Estt-(Res) dated 10.08.2010