Maratha Reservation News: In a relief for Marathas, the Maharashtra cabinet on Wednesday decided to list the community under the Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) category.
Maratha Reservation Key Points
- The 10 per cent EWS quota is marked for those who are not covered under any social reservations.
- The next hearing of the case before the constitutional bench of the apex court is scheduled on January 25, 2021.
- The petitioners will have to prove before the Tahsildar that they belong to economically weaker section then only would be entitled for EWS certificate.
- The petitioner had approached the Bombay high court after the Tahsildar had refused to grant them an EWS certificate, and they were not able to get admission in a college.
- The Maharashtra State Reservation for Socially and Educationally Backward Classes (SEBC) Act has been stayed by the Supreme Court.
- The Supreme Court sent a petition challenging the validity of the law allowing Maratha reservation in education and employment to a larger bench for hearing.
- We all are children of God Kabir. He did not create anyone by making them of small caste or big caste or divided us in different religions. Know the constitution of Supreme God.
What Is the Matter of Maratha Reservation?
Maratha Reservation: Constitution bench of Supreme Court refuses to lift interim ban on Maratha reservation in Maharashtra. On Maratha reservation, the Supreme Court said that there will be a detailed hearing in the third or fourth week of January. The Supreme Court submitted petitions challenging the Maharashtra State Reservation for Socially and Educationally Backward Classes (SEBC) Act to a larger bench. Under this law, Maratha society in Maharashtra was given reservation in education and employment. The court has also imposed an interim stay on the law to provide reservation in jobs and educational institutions to Maratha society.
Now the matter will go to Chief Justice of India SA Bobde and he can form a larger constitutional bench. The implementation of the quota for the Maratha community under the SEBC (Socially and Economically Backward Class) category was stayed by the Supreme Court, which was challenged by the state government.
Maratha Community Will Not Avail Any Other Reservations
The Bombay high court has said that students from the Maratha community may avail reservation for Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) if they provide an undertaking stating that they will not claim reservations under any other category for their education.
Tehsildar Can Not Deny to Provide EWS Certificate
Justices S.V. Gangapurwala and S.D. Kulkarni of the Aurangabad bench told the Tehsildar of Aurangabad not to deny an EWS certificate to a Maratha applicant. The Maratha caste is classified as a Socially and Educationally Backward Community. The judges said, according to Bar and Bench, “The Tahsildar, Aurangabad shall consider if the petitioners are entitled for EWS certificate, then shall issue the same immediately.
SEBS Act Still Needs to Be Examined
The bench noted that the Maharashtra government had specified in a July 28, 2020 resolution that a person from a reserved category cannot apply for EWS reservations. However, the court continued, the Supreme Court on September 9, 2020 had stayed the Maratha reservations till the validity of the Maharashtra State Reservation for Socially and Educationally Backward Classes (SEBC) Act has been examined by a larger bench.
The Final Decision Withheld by SC
While the stay is on, the court decided, it does not make sense to deprive SEBCs of EWS reservation. “If the petitioners are issued with the EWS certificates in the State format and undertaking is filed by the petitioners that during the entire educational career, they would not claim benefit of any reservation, either vertical or horizontal except EWS category, then the petitioners be considered for admission from EWS category,” the bench said.
Before 23 December 2020 Implementation Was Seen in Maratha Reservation
In September this year, the Supreme Court had banned the implementation of Maharashtra’s Socially and Educationally Backward Classes (SEBC) Act, which is related to giving 16 per cent reservation to Maratha community. There was a demand in Maharashtra that Maratha community should get reservation. In 2018, the state government enacted a law and gave 16% reservation in jobs and education to Maratha society.
In June 2019, the Bombay High Court reduced reservation to 12% in education and 13% in jobs. The High Court said that as an exception the limit of 50% reservation prescribed by the Supreme Court in the state can be exceeded. When this case went to the Supreme Court, the bench of three judges put a stay on it, citing Indira Sahni case or Mandal commission case. Also said that there is a need to make a larger bench in this case.
Looking for Favour? Pray to Divine
Here some are born rich, poor, healthy, weak and strong because of their previous birth deeds. Everyone wants to live rich and do less work. But we all have to work hard in order to live the way we want to. In order to fulfill dreams, some never shy of taking help or favour from someone who can help them even though they need to do some buttering or to give bribe for it. To some extent bribery is also the result of getting favours and get their work done through improper way without putting much effort. However, we all need help somewhere or the other. For this, we look everywhere but not God.
God Says, Ask Me
The constitution of God says, I am always available for you, try to depend on Me, seek help and need favours ask Me. Unfortunately, we seek help and everything from humans, who are full of pride, ego & attitude and they can not help the way God can.
Supreme God Kabir Saheb JI says:
Satguru ke Darbar me, Kami kahe ki nahi।
Hansa moj na pavhii, Ta teri chuk chakri maahe।।
Trust God. He can give you what you deserve the best. To know the constitution of God, listen to the Discourses of Saint Rampal Ji.