Bill puts Maratha quota in line with the HC directive

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis moved the amendment in the SEBC Act 2018 in the legislative assembly and council, where it was passed unanimously.

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The state legislature unanimously passed an amendment bill securing a reservation for the Maratha community under the Socially and Educationally Backward Classes (SEBC) Act

With this amendment, the Maratha community will enjoy a 12 per cent reservation in education and 13 per cent reservation in government jobs instead of the 16 per cent provided earlier in the SEBC Act.

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Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis moved the amendment in both, the legislative assembly and council where it was passed unanimously. He stated that while Bombay HC had upheld the validity of the reservation awarded to the Maratha community, it had reduced the quota to 13 per cent and 12 per cent in jobs and education respectively, from 16 per cent.

CM Fadnavis, while speaking on the amendment bill, said that Bombay High Court had upheld the validity of the reservation awarded to the Maratha community in government jobs and education but it had reduced the quota from 16 per cent to 13 per cent and 12 per cent in jobs and education, respectively.

He also stated that while Bombay HC had suggested 12 per cent quota in education and 13 per cent in jobs, the government was willing to give the 16 per cent quota to the Maratha community.

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