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Maratha community brought under Economically Weaker Section (EWS) quota 

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  • June 1, 2021
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Maratha community brought under Economically Weaker Section (EWS) quota 

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-II – Polity and Governance 

In news

  • Maratha community is brought under Economically Weaker Section (EWS) quota in Maharashtra.

Key takeaways 

  • Earlier, The Supreme Court had scrapped the SEBC reservation in jobs and education. 
  • It made it possible for the State government to extend the benefit of the EWS quota to the Marathas.
  • As per the government resolution, a person fulfilling the criteria for EWS would be eligible for 10% reservation in educational institutes, barring minority institutes.
  • This would also be applied for State government recruitment.
  • The reservation would be above the existing reservation

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