16% Maratha Reservation in Maharashtra analysis

16% Maratha Reservation in Maharashtra analysis

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16% Maratha reservation


Recently Maratha reservation in Maharashtra is given by state government in education and jobs. A complete analysis given below..

What happened ?

 Recently, at the end of november both assembly of Maharashtra unanimously passed 16% reservation for Maratha community uner Social and Educationally Backward Class (SEBC). The reservation is given in education and jobs. The Maratha who are declared as socially and educationally backward class by Gaikwad Committee. This reservation is only applicable in Maharashtra not all over the India.


Reservation in Maharashtra

Maharashtra state had already 52% reservation quota after this initiative reservation went to 68%. Now worse thing for general category that they will have only 32% open to competion.


Upcoming legal battle challenges for Maratha reservation

It is first step for Maratha Community to get fully approval for the Maratha but next hurdle is Parliament where they will have to face legal battle and get approval and that is inevitable because it should be passed in both the houses Loksabha and Rajyasabha with 2/3rd majority and BJP has only majority in Loksabha, So litmus test will be in Rajyasabha where BJP is short of absolute majority. It is important issue for BJP to get confidence of Maratha Community as it has around 30 % population in Maharashtra before Loksabha election.


Can Maratha reservation be challenged ?


Yes, It Maratha reservation issue can be challenged. If it happens Maratha Community has to prove its backwardness. but, positive thing is that they came through here at this level with survey of 45000 families and received more than 2 lakh pettitons from Maratha. The Ayog was set up under Gaikwad and concluded 37% the Maratha are living below poverty line as required only 25% to be applicable for reservation.


What was SC statement on Reservation ?

In 1992, SC ordered that reservation should not exceed 50%. But, In an an order of July 2010 , SC allowed states to exceed 50% reservation if they have provided scientific data on socially, economically backwardness.
Currently, in states like Tamilnadu-69%, Jharkhand-60% and Haryana-70% (exclude 3% PH) reservation.


Criticism of Maratha


Since 1960 when Maharashtra state was created till 2018. 18 CM has been seen and 10 out of it are from Maratha Community.
Almost all states milk cooperatives and cooperative credit institutions were under their control and half of Maharashtra private educational institutions.
85 of states 105 Sugar factories and 23 district cooperative bank are headed by powerful Maratha families.


History of Maratha reservation

The previous congress-NCP government who ruled 15 years before BJP they had announced 16% reservation for Maratha in 2014, but it was struck down by the Bombay High Court.
Though it was challenged in the Supreme Court, the matter was sent back in the High Court. The state government was asked to prove the backwardness of the community, a norm according reservation for a community.
In this way, we analysed  detail about Maratha reservation in Maharashtra  for education and jobs.

16% Maratha reservation in Maharashtra is given by state government in education and jobs. A complete analysis given below..

What happened ?

 Recently, at the end of november both assembly of Maharashtra unanimously passed 16% reservation for Maratha community uner Social and Educationally Backward Class (SEBC). The reservation is given in education and jobs. The Maratha who are declared as socially and educationally backward class by Gaikwad Committee. This reservation is only applicable in Maharashtra not all over the India.

Reservation in Maharashtra

Maharashtra state had already 52% reservation quota after this initiative reservation went to 68%. Now worse thing for general category that they will have only 32% open to competion.

Upcoming legal battle challenges for Maratha reservation

It is first step for Maratha Community to get fully approval for the Maratha but next hurdle is Parliament where they will have to face legal battle and get approval and that is inevitable because it should be passed in both the houses Loksabha and Rajyasabha with 2/3rd majority and BJP has only majority in Loksabha, So litmus test will be in Rajyasabha where BJP is short of absolute majority. It is important issue for BJP to get confidence of Maratha Community as it has around 30 % population in Maharashtra before Loksabha election.

Can Maratha reservation be challenged ?

Yes, It Maratha reservation issue can be challenged. If it happens Maratha Community has to prove its backwardness. but, positive thing is that they came through here at this level with survey of 45000 families and received more than 2 lakh pettitons from Maratha. The Ayog was set up under Gaikwad and concluded 37% the Maratha are living below poverty line as required only 25% to be applicable for reservation.

What was SC statement on Reservation ?

In 1992, SC ordered that reservation should not exceed 50%. But, In an an order of July 2010 , SC allowed states to exceed 50% reservation if they have provided scientific data on socially, economically backwardness.

Currently, in states like Tamilnadu-69%, Jharkhand-60% and Haryana-70% (exclude 3% PH) reservation.

Criticism of Maratha

Since 1960 when Maharashtra state was created till 2018. 18 CM has been seen and 10 out of it are from Maratha Community.

Almost all states milk cooperatives and cooperative credit institutions were under their control and half of Maharashtra private educational institutions.

85 of states 105 Sugar factories and 23 district cooperative bank are headed by powerful Maratha families.

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History of Maratha reservation

The previous congress-NCP government who ruled 15 years before BJP they had announced 16% reservation for Maratha in 2014, but it was struck down by the Bombay High Court.

Though it was challenged in the Supreme Court, the matter was sent back in the High Court. The state government was asked to prove the backwardness of the community, a norm according reservation for a community.

In this way, we analysed  detail about 16 %Maratha reservation in Maharashtra  for education and jobs.

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