Supreme Court stays Maratha reservation in Maharashtra

Satya Prakash
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, September 9

The Supreme Court on Wednesday stayed reservation in authorities jobs and academic establishments for candidates belonging to Maratha group in Maharashtra and referred the matter to a Constitution Bench for closing adjudication.

However, a three-judge Bench led by Justice L Nageswara Rao stated admissions already made to PG programs shall to not be altered.

Now, the matter might be positioned earlier than CJI SA Bobde for constituting an applicable Bench.

But throughout the pendency of the matter earlier than the highest courtroom no reservation will be given to the Maratha group underneath the Socially and Educationally Backward Classes (SEBC) Act.

The high courtroom is seized of petitions difficult the SEBC Act which offers for reservation to Maratha group in public employment and schooling admissions.

The Maharashtra Assembly had handed the SEBC Act, 2018 granting 16 per cent reservation to Marathas past the 50 per cent ceiling imposed within the Supreme Court’s 1992 verdict within the Indra Shawney case.

The Bombay High Court had on June 27, 2019 upheld reservation for Marathas within the state however quashed the 16 per cent quota, terming it “not justifiable”.

The excessive courtroom had dominated that it mustn’t exceed 12 per cent for schooling and 13 per cent for presidency jobs as really helpful by Maharashtra State Backward Class Commission.

The excessive courtroom had stated the 50 per cent cap on complete reservations imposed by the Supreme Court could possibly be exceeded in distinctive circumstances.

It had accepted the Maharashtra authorities’s argument that the Maratha group was socially and educationally backward, and the state was duty-bound to take steps for its upliftment.

The excessive courtroom’s determination was challenged earlier than the Supreme Court.

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