Maharashtra government scraps 5% education quota for Muslims [ Current Affairs ]


Maharashtra government (Devendra Fadnavis) has scrapped 5 per cent job quota for Muslims in the state. Government Resolution of BJP-Shiv Sena government to make a legal agreement the previous notification issued by the previous NCP-Congress government granting 5 per cent reservation to Muslims.

  1. Congress-NCP government had approved a 16 per cent reservation for Marathas and 5 per cent for Muslims just ahead of the October 15 Assembly polls In June 2014.
  2. This reserved quota was given through two separate categories which based on educationally and Socially Backward Category (ESBC) for Marathas, as well as a Special Backward Class (Muslims).
  3. This reservation segment has suggested by Justice Sachar Committee and also Bombay High Court had stayed this state government’s reservation quota complying with the Supreme Court’s 50 per cent fixed reservation cap in November 2014.

- Published on: March 8, 2015