Maratha reservation NOT be applicable for admissions and jobs this year: SC

Keeping the judgement in mind, the Government of Maharashtra has suspended the FYJC (Standard 11 or Junior College) admissions for a while. The second list of FYJC admissions was expected on September 10, but was not released due to the order.

Maratha reservation NOT be applicable for admissions and jobs this year: SC

The Government of Maharashtra, on September 10, suspended the FYJC (Standard 11 or Junior College) admissions after the Supreme Court ruled that Maratha reservation cannot be implemented in education and jobs at present. As per reports, students were expecting the second list of FYJC admissions to be announced on Thursday, however, they were not released as per the directives.

The Supreme Court has issued an interim order revoking all the benefits imposed until the final decision by the court with regards to the Maratha reservation. This has now led to a delay in the admission process for many candidates.

Records state that a total of 1,49,12 students from Mumbai division have applied for FYJC (Standard 11) admissions. The first list for the same was announced on August 30, 2020, and the second list was to be announced on September 10.

Some students in Maharashtra seek admission under the reservation, and as per earlier rules, 12 per cent reservation was implemented for the Maratha community for the admissions in junior college. In the first round of admissions, a total of 17,844 seats were available in Mumbai division.

Sharing some information, the Director of Secondary Education, Dinkar Patil, said that the admission process has been postponed after the Supreme Court verdict. This is a big decision given by the court and was given while hearing the petitions related to Maratha reservation on Wednesday, September 9, 2020.

In the current academic year, 2020-2021, Maratha reservation cannot be applied for jobs and seeking admissions in colleges. However, the apex court has issued an interim order not to change the postgraduate admissions which granted earlier, and also added that the matter be referred to a larger bench.

Reacting to the interim order given by the Supreme Court while referring the case of Maratha reservation, Ashok Chavan, Chairman, Cabinet Sub-Committee on Maratha Reservation, said that this was unexpected, shocking and surprising. An application will be made to the Chief Justice on Monday seeking revocation of the interim order, and the state government will continue to fight until the issue of Maratha reservation is resolved.

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