Maharashtra govt’s gift to Maratha students, 10% reservation in EWS category
Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray (CM Uddhav Thackeray) has made a big announcement for Maratha community. Uddhav government has decided to give 10% reservation to the students and candidates belonging to Economically Weaker (EWS) section of the Maratha community.
Maratha candidates will get the benefit of 10% EWC reservation (10% Reservation for Maratha Students) in direct service recruitment.
Since the Supreme Court’s decision to cancel Maratha reservation, the state government has been trying to provide relief to the people of the Maratha community.
Government said that when reservation was in force in the state, the community could not take advantage of the EWS reservation.
After the Supreme Court’s decision to cancel reservation, the state government has decided to give EWS reservation to the people of such community.
On May 5, 2021, the Supreme Court rejected the Maratha reservation decision of the Maharashtra government.
Regarding this, the top court said that due to Maratha reservation, there will be a violation of the 50 percent limit.
While taking a decision on this, the five-judge bench had said that in order to bring the Maratha community under the purview of reservation, this community cannot be declared educationally and socially backward.
EWS means Economically Weaker Section. In 2019, 10 percent reservation in education and jobs was given by the central government for the same class of people.
Significantly, people with an annual income of less than Rs 8 lakh can get reservation in education and job under EWS.