Bombay HC Upholds Maratha reservation

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MUMBAI : Policenama Online – The Bombay High Court on Thursday upheld the reservation given to Maratha community by the Maharashtra government. Saying 16 per cent reservation to the community is “not justifiable”. The court asked to bring down the reservation to 12 per cent in educational institute and 13 per cent in job appointment.

30 November last year, the Maharashtra legislature passed a bill proposing a 16 per cent reservation for Marathas under the socially and Educationally Backward Class (SEBC) category. Several decisions were filed challenging decision, and it faced constitutional cap of not increasing 50 per cent reservation.

Nine-member commission headed by Justice MG Gaikwad, considers several parameters before recommending reservation. It included Khatri commission and Bapat Commission note.

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