Maharashtra Government led by Chief Minister, Devendra Fadnavis has passed the Maratha Reservation Bill on 18th November 2018. The report and bill pertaining to the Maratha reservation will likely be tabled during the Winter Session of the Legislative Assembly.
Maharashtra government’s nod on the quota for Marathas comes months after massive protests by members of the community demanding reservation in education and jobs.
Maratha community independent reservation will be given under a new category called SEBC (socially and economically backward category) as per the recommendation of the Maharashtra State Backward Class Commission
Maratha community reservation percentage will be decided by a sub-committee, which will be constituted by the state cabinet to take statutory steps for the implementation of the recommendations of the backward commission.
Maharashtra Assembly is set to meet for the two-week Winter Session in Mumbai starting November 19.
Statehood: 1 May 1960 (Maharashtra Day)
Capitals: Mumbai & Nagpur
Official Language: Marathi
Governor: C. Vidyasagar Rao
Chief Minister: Devendra Fadnavi