SC stays reservation for Maratha community in govt jobs and UG admissions in Maharashtra

The Supreme Courtroom on Wednesday put interim keep on reservation for Maratha group in authorities jobs and academic establishments for undergraduate programs in Maharashtra.

A 3-judge bench headed by Justice L Nageswara Rao stayed the Maharashtra State reservation for Socially and Educationally Backward Courses Act (SEBC Act) whereas referring the case to a bigger bench to contemplate bigger query of whether or not reservations in public service and academic establishments can exceed the 50 % cap laid down by the Supreme Courtroom in its 1992 judgment of Indra Sawhney v. Union of India.

The SEBC Act initially supplied 16 % reservation for Maratha group in instructional establishments and authorities jobs.

The regulation was challenged earlier than Bombay excessive court docket which in June 2019 upheld it’s validity however diminished the quota to 12 % in instructional establishments and 13 % in jobs.

Appeals have been filed earlier than Supreme Courtroom stating that the reservation would result in breach of the 50 % cap prescribed by Indra Sawhney.

Maharashtra authorities had on August 26 requested the court docket to put the matter earlier than a bigger bench contemplating the truth that it entails dedication of considerable authorized questions.


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