Maharashtra Govt Proposes 10 PC Quota For Marathas In Education And Jobs: CM Tables Bill 

Mumbai/Hyderabad, Feb 20 (Maxim News): Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde today tabled a bill in the state legislative assembly, proposing 10 percent reservation to the Maratha community in education and government jobs.

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The Maharashtra State Socially and Educationally Backward Bill 2024 also proposed that after the reservation comes into effect, its review could be taken after 10 years. 

A day-long special session of the state legislature on the Maratha quota is currently underway here.  Notably, the Maharashtra State Backward Class Commission on Friday submitted a report on its survey on the social, economic, and educational backwardness of the Maratha community.  The massive exercise covered nearly 2.5 crore families.

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One of the key findings in the bill tabled by CM Shinde underscores that the population of the Maratha community in the state is 28 percent. 

Out of the total Maratha families that are below the poverty line, 21.22 percent hold yellow ration cards.  It is higher than the state’s average of 17.4 percent.

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The state government’s survey undertaken between January and February this year also found that 84 percent of the Maratha community families do not fall under the progressed category, hence they are eligible for reservation as per the Indra Sawhney case, as per the bill.  

Out of the total farmers’ suicides in Maharashtra, 94 percent are from Maratha families, the bill noted.  (Maxim News) 

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