Maratha quota: Post SC keep, Maharashtra broadcasts sops for neighborhood

Mumbai, September 22

The Maharashtra authorities on Tuesday took a number of measures to provide aid to the agitating Marathas, together with giving neighborhood members advantages meant for EWS, within the mild of the Supreme Court staying the implementation of quota in jobs and training for the neighborhood.

According to an official assertion, the Maharashtra Cabinet additionally determined to supply jobs in Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation to heirs of those that misplaced lives through the Maratha quota protests.

It stated motion will probably be taken on proposals on this regard inside a month of their submission.

The authorities’s selections got here within the mild of the Supreme Court earlier this month staying the implementation of the 2018 Maharashtra legislation granting reservation to Marathas in training and jobs.

This was adopted by neighborhood members staging protests on the problem in a number of components of the state.

The Maratha neighborhood members will get the advantages introduced by the federal government on Tuesday until the Supreme Court vacates the keep on quota, the assertion stated.

The Maharashtra authorities on Monday filed an software earlier than the bigger bench of Supreme Court, looking for to vacate the apex court docket’s keep on implementing the quota, the assertion stated.

“The benefits meant for economically weaker section (EWS) will be given to those from socially and economically backward category (SEBC),” the assertion stated.

The authorities stated the Rajarshi Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj Shikshan Shulkh Shishyavrutti Yojana,a scholarship scheme, earlier meant for SEBC college students, will now be made relevant to EWS college students too.

“The state government has approved Rs 600 crore fund for the current fiscal. Provision will be made if there is a need for additional funds,” the assertion stated.

Similarly, the Panjabrao Deshmukh Hostel Maintenance Allowance Scheme meant for SEBC college students will probably be relevant to the EWS college students, the assertion stated.

“Rs 80 crore fund has been approved for the same. More funds will be made available if need be,” it added.

The authorities stated substantial funds and manpower will probably be made accessible to the SARTHI institute.

The Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj Research Training and Human Development Institute (SARTHI) is a non-profit authorities firm for analysis, coverage advocacy, coaching and so on. for socio-economic and training improvement of Maratha, Kunbi communities and households dependent of agriculture.

“SARTHI has demanded Rs 130 crore fund for the current financial year. Provision will be made if more funds are required,” the assertion stated.

The assertion stated monetary help is being supplied to unemployed youth by means of the Annasaheb Patil Financially Backward Development Corporation, and the capital for its has been elevated by Rs 400 crore.

Speaking on the method of withdrawing circumstances towards Maratha quota protesters, the state authorities stated solely 26 have been pending and motion on them will probably be taken in a month.

Speaking to reporters after the cupboard assembly, PWD Minister Ashok Chavan stated the federal government moved the holiday software earlier than the Supreme Court’s bigger bench after holding discussions with ministers, opposition leaders, representatives of Maratha outfits and authorized specialists.

Urban Development Minister Eknath Shinde, who accompanied Chavan through the press convention, stated, “The chief minister and the cabinet has taken a decision that there will be no shortage of funds. These decisions will give relief to the community.” PTI


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