Maratha reservation: Supreme Court to pronounce verdict on validity of law today
Maratha Reservation Case: The Supreme Court will pronounce its verdict on petitions challenging reservation to Marathas in government jobs and admissions in Maharashtra. The verdict will be pronounced by a five-judge constitution bench headed by Justice Ashok Bhushan.
The top court had in March reserved judgement on appeals filed against the Bombay High Court's June 2019 verdict which had upheld the validity of the Maharashtra State Reservation for Socially and Educationally Backward Classes (SEBC) Act. The SEBC Act seeks to grant 16 per cent reservation to Maratha community in educational institutions and government jobs. The High Court had upheld the validity of the law but reduced the quota to 12 per cent in educational institutions and 13 per cent in jobs.