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Devendra Fadnavis: Marathas to get reservation in jobs, educational institutes

The reservation will be granted to the community under a new category called 'Socially and Educationally Backward Class' (SEBC) as per the recommendation of the commission, he said

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Mumbai: The Maharashtra government has accepted the State Backward Class Commission’s report and decided to give quota in jobs and educational institutes to the Maratha community, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said Sunday.

The reservation will be granted to the community under a new category called ‘Socially and Educationally Backward Class’ (SEBC) as per the recommendation of the commission, he said.

The politically dominant Maratha community constitutes over 30% of the State’s population.

Speaking to reporters after a cabinet meeting on the eve of the winter session of Maharashtra legislature here, Fadnavis said, “The state cabinet has accepted the backward class commission’s report for Maratha reservation.

“Quantum of the reservation will be fixed by the cabinet sub-committee assigned to chalk out technical aspects of the bill (granting quota) which will be tabled in the coming session,” he said.

After the commission submitted its report to the government earlier this week, Fadnavis had hinted that the demand for quota would be fulfilled.

The Maratha community has been demanding a quota for a long time and its agitation for the same in July and August this year had taken a violent turn.

A socially and educationally backward class can be extended benefits of reservation under Articles 15(4) and 16(4) of the Constitution, and in view of such extraordinary and exceptional condition, the State government is liable to take action, the report has said, sources maintained.

Asked whether the proposed reservation for Marathas will cross the 50% ceiling set by the Supreme Court, Fadnavis said the commission has described the condition of Maratha community as “extraordinary and exceptional”.

“Even though the case of Tamil Nadu, where the reservation has crossed 50% mark, is pending in the apex court, it has not been struck down. We are confident of extending reservation to Marathas,” he said.

As per the opinion of the Advocate General, the State does not need a permission of the central government for granting quota, he further said.

The Backward Class Commission had been asked to prepare a report on the social and economic backwardness of the Maratha community.

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