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Supreme Court stays reservation for the Maratha community 

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  • September 11, 2020
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Supreme Court stays reservation for the Maratha community 

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-I- Society & GS-II – Judiciary

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  • The Supreme Court has stayed reservation for the Maratha community in government jobs and educational institutions in Maharashtra.

Key takeaways

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  • Maharashtra State Reservation for Socially and Educationally Backward Classes Act originally provided 16% reservation for Maratha community in educational institutions and government jobs.
  • The law was challenged before Bombay High Court which in June 2019 upheld its validity but reduced the quota to 12% in educational institutions and 13% in jobs.
  • Appeals were filed before the SC stating that the reservation would lead to breach of the 50% cap laid down by the Apex Court in its 1992 judgment of Indra Sawhney versus Union of India.
  • Maharashtra government had on August 26, 2020, asked the SC to place the matter before a larger bench considering the fact that it involves determination of substantial legal questions.

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