Maratha community to get reservation in jobs, education in Maharashtra
New Delhi: The Maratha community will get reservations in jobs and education, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis announced today following the recommendations of a special panel that said Marathas are socially and educationally backward.
The Maharashtra State Backward Class Commission, which submitted its report on the social and economic conditions of the Maratha community, recommended that reservation be given to them, without disturbing the quota granted to Other Backward Classes (OBC).
“We have accepted the suggestions of the panel,” Fadnavis said.
He added that there was no need to agitate anymore and asked them to be ready to celebrate on December 1 as his government would try to complete all legal formalities by the end of this month.
A bill will be moved in the state assembly during the winter session beginning Monday.
Maratha community protest for Reservation
Sakal Maratha Samaj, an umbrella body of Maratha groups called bandh across Maharashtra, except Navi Mumbai, on Thursday. “It will be a state-wide bandh, excluding Navi Mumbai. All the essential services, schools and colleges have been excluded from the bandh,” Amol Jadhavrao, a leader of Sakal Maratha Samaj said.
The protests held by Maratha groups last month had witnessed large-scale violence and arson in various parts of the state.