Shinde Cabinet approves Maratha reservation, now draft bill to be tabled in Assembly – India TV Hindi

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Mumbai: The Eknath Shinde Cabinet in Maharashtra has approved the Maratha Reservation Draft Bill. It will now be tabled in the Maharashtra Assembly. A one-day special session of the Maharashtra Assembly has been called today. It will discuss the Maratha Reservation Draft Bill. The Maratha Reservation Bill provides for 10% reservation in education and government jobs.

The 10 percent Maratha quota bill passed by Eknath Shinde’s grand coalition government on Tuesday is similar to the Socially and Educationally Backward Classes Act, 2018, which was introduced by the then Devendra Fadnavis government. This is the third time in a decade that the state has legislated for Maratha quota.

Highlights of the Maratha Reservation Draft Bill

  1. Participation of Maratha community in government jobs and education is low, hence there is a need to provide adequate participation.
  2. Based on the survey report, they have been classified as socially, educationally and economically backward.
  3. A perusal of the survey report also shows that they are least identified from social, educational and economic points of view.
  4. Maratha community constitutes 28% of the total population of the state.
  5. Several major castes and classes are already included in the total 52% reservation. In such a situation, it would be unfair to place a society with 28% population in other backward class. Therefore, there is a need to give separate reservation to this community.

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