- Maharashtra government has decided to give benefit of EWS reservation to Maratha community
- Decided to give 10% reservation to economically weaker category students and candidates
- Shiv Sena said – Maratha reservation fight will reach Delhi
The Uddhav government made a big announcement for the Maratha community on Monday. The government has decided to give 10% reservation to Economically Weaker (EWS) category students and candidates. Apart from this, these Maratha candidates get 10% EWC reservation in direct service recruitment (10% Reservation for maratha students). In this regard,
The state government is trying to give relief to the Maratha community after the Supreme Court canceled the Maratha reservation. The government had decided that when the Maratha reservation was in force in the state, the Maratha community could not avail the 10 percent EWS reservation. But now that the Maratha reservation has been canceled, the government has decided to give the benefit of EWS reservation to the Maratha community.
The Supreme Court had rejected the reservation
The Supreme Court on 5 May 2021 rejected the state government’s decision of Maratha reservation. The apex court said that due to Maratha reservation, the 50 per cent reservation limit would be violated. The bench of 5 judges had said that Maratha community cannot be declared educationally and socially backward to bring them under the purview of reservation.
What is EWS Reservation?
EWS means economically weaker sections. In 2019, the central government decided to give 10 percent reservation in education and jobs to the people of EWS category. Individuals with an annual income of less than Rs 8 lakh can get reservation in education and job under EWS. The law states that family farming land of persons eligible for EWS reservation should not exceed five acres.
Shiv Sena said – Maratha reservation fight will reach Delhi
Shiv Sena, the ruling party of Maharashtra, wrote in its mouthpiece Saamana on Monday that the battle for Maratha reservation will be fought in Delhi. Saamana’s editorial states that it is necessary that Delhi be approached on the issue of Maratha reservation. In the confrontation, the party wrote, ‘This confrontation will prove decisive. The issue will be used by the opposition to create instability in Maharashtra. In such a situation, they need to stop on time. ‘