Maharashtra Governor signs Maratha reservation bill

Maharashtra Assembly unanimously passed the Maratha reservation bill in both the houses on November 29

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After the Maratha Reservation bill was passed in Maharashtra Assembly, Governor Vidyasagar Rao put his signature on the bill. After that, the bill was implemented as a law in the state. The bill was passed in both the houses of the state assembly after Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis introduced the same.  

Maratha reservation bill provides 16 per cent reservation to the Maratha community in jobs and education under Socially and Educationally Backward Class (SEBC) as suggested by the State Backward Class Commission (SBCC) report on the same. 

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The existing 52 per cent reservation quota will be increased to 68 per cent. Maharashtra will be the second state in India to provide a high rate of reservation quota after Tamil Nadu. 

Earlier on November 18, Maharashtra government presented the ATR report on Maratha reservation after huge chaos from the opposition which demanded the backward class commission’s report to be tabled first. 

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