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Maharashtra govt announces 10% EWS reservation for Maratha students and candidates

04:04 PM May 31, 2021 | Sanjay Jog

Amid the ongoing Maratha reservation controversy, the state government today announced that Maratha students and candidates in the state will now be able to avail 10 percent Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) reservation. Besides, the candidates can also avail 10 percent reservation in direct service recruitment including admission in educational institutions.

The state government is trying to provide relief to the Maratha community after the Supreme Court canceled the Maratha reservation . The government had decided that the Maratha community could not take advantage of the 10 per cent EWS reservation when the Maratha reservation was in force in the state. But now that the Maratha reservation has been canceled, the government has decided to give EWS reservation benefit to the Maratha community.

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What is EWS reservation?

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The central government had decided in 2019 to give 10 per cent reservation in education and jobs to EWS class persons. Individuals with an annual income of less than Rs 8 lakh can get education and job reservation under EWS. The law stipulates that the family farm of persons eligible for EWS reservation should not exceed five acres.

Also Read: Shiv Sena says battle for Maratha reservation to be fought in Delhi

Meanwhile going with the Maratha quota case, Sambhajiraje Chhatrapati has given nine days. for the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government to resolve the issue of Maratha reservation besides the demands being made by the community. If no solution is in sight, the descendant of much-revered Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj from Kolhapur will announce his next move from the historic Raigad Fort on June 6, the day of coronation of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.

Today, Shiv Sena mouthpiece Saamana, in its editorial said that the battle for the Maratha reservation will be fought in Delhi. The editorial said it becomes necessary to knock on the doors of Delhi on the issue of the Maratha reservation. "The collision will prove to be decisive. To destabilize the politics of Maharashtra, the opposition will use the issue of the Maratha reservation as a weapon, then they will have to stop it in time," it stated.

Saamana said Rajya Sabha MP Chhatrapati Sambhaji Raje has taken an aggressive role in the context of the Maratha reservation. "He has warned to go on street agitation if there is no decision by June 6," it said.Meanwhile going with the Maratha quota case, Sambhajiraje Chhatrapati has given nine days. for the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government to resolve the issue of Maratha reservation besides the demands being made by the community. If no solution is in sight, the descendant of much-revered Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj from Kolhapur will announce his next move from the historic Raigad Fort on June 6, the day of coronation of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.

Today, Shiv Sena mouthpiece Saamana, in its editorial said that the battle for the Maratha reservation will be fought in Delhi. The editorial said it becomes necessary to knock on the doors of Delhi on the issue of the Maratha reservation. "The collision will prove to be decisive. To destabilize the politics of Maharashtra, the opposition will use the issue of the Maratha reservation as a weapon, then they will have to stop it in time," it stated.

Saamana said Rajya Sabha MP Chhatrapati Sambhaji Raje has taken an aggressive role in the context of the Maratha reservation. "He has warned to go on street agitation if there is no decision by June 6," it said.

Also Read: All you need to know about Sambhaji Chhatrapati, BJP MP and Shivaji Maharaj's descendant who is fighting for reservation for Marathas

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