The Maharashtra Government has filed a caveat petition in the Supreme Court, anticipating challenge against the Bombay High Court's judgment passed on Thurday which upheld OBC reservation for Maratha community.
The caveat petition filed through Advocate Nishant R Katneswarkar has prayed that no order be passed in any petition challenging the High Court judgment, without hearing state government.
The Division Bench of Justies Ranjit More and Bharati Dangre had dismissed the petition filed challenging the Maratha Reservation Act (Maharashtra State Reservation (of Seats for Admission in Educational Institutions in the State and for Appointments to the Posts in the Public Services under the State) for Socially and Educationally Backward Category (SEBC) Act, 2018 (SEBC Act)) passed by the the State Legislative Assembly on November 29, 2018 granting reservation for Marathas.
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However, the Court held that 16% reservation is not justifiable and ruled that reservation should not exceed 12% in employment and 13% in education as recommended by Backward Commission.