Maharashtra governor signs Maratha reservation bill, clears 16% quota for community in govt jobs, education

Maharashtra governor C Vidyasagar Rao on Friday signed the Maratha reservation bill passed by both Houses of the state Assembly Thursday, ANI reported.

The state Assembly Thursday submitted to a decades-long demand for a Maratha quota in the state and unanimously passed a bill granting the community 16 percent reservation in government jobs and educational institutes. The bill was passed in both Houses of the Assembly amidst chants of "Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj ki jai!"

On 18 November, the Devendra Fadnavis-led government had approved the recommendation for Maratha reservation, including quota for women in education and employment.

"We've completed a due procedure for Maratha reservation report and we're bringing in a bill on Thursday. But for Dhangar reservation, we've not completed the report, a sub-committee is appointed and soon, a report and ATR will be tabled in this house," Fadnavis said earlier Thursday.

With inputs from PTI

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Updated Date: Nov 30, 2018 20:51 PM

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