Updated February 20th, 2024 at 14:57 IST

Maharashtra Assembly Passes Maratha Reservation Bill

Maharashtra Assembly on Tuesday passed the Maratha reservation bill for reservation in education and jobs.

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Mumbai: Maharashtra Assembly on Tuesday passed the Maratha reservation bill for reservation in education and jobs. 

A bill was introduced by the Chief Minister Eknath-Shinde-led-government on Tuesday to extend reservations to Marathas. 

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Maratha quota got a  nod in Maharashtra Cabinet Today. Ten percent reservation will be given to Maratha community in education and Government jobs. 

Cabinet accepted state backward commission report proposing 10% quota for Marathas. 

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While approving the report of the Maharashtra Backward Class Commission the cabinet stated that Maratha community is a socially and educationally backward class and should get 10 percent reservation in government jobs and education. 

Key Submissions of State Backward Commission Report on Maratha Reservations 

  1. The Commission submitted its report on Friday. One of the observations of the report was that the Maratha community should be specified as such under Article 342A(3) of the Constitution of India and reservations should be given to these classes under Article 15(4), 15(5) and Article 16(4). 
     
  2. The report also stated that 84 percent of Maratha are not well to do or advanced. 
  3. It is essential and evident that the Maratha community be granted 10% reservation in public services and 10% reservation in entrance to educational institutions, the report suggested. 
  4. The report said, "It is desirable to make special provisions by law for reservation in public services for the advancement of the socially and educationally backward and for admissions to educational institutions other than those specified in Clause (1) of Article 30 of the Constitution of India."
     
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Published February 20th, 2024 at 11:10 IST