Maharashtra kinds five-lawyer panel for coordination on Maratha quota | Mumbai Information

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Maharashtra forms five-lawyer panel for coordination on Maratha quota | Mumbai News

MUMBAI: The Maharashtra government set up a coordinating committee of five lawyers to lift the Maratha quota provisional in connection with the hearing before the five-member Constitutional Bank of the Supreme Court.
PWD state minister and congress leader Ashok Chavan, who heads the cabinet’s subcommittee on maratha quota, said so in a statement released on Saturday.
He said that in accordance with the state’s request for a layover vacation in the Maratha Reservation, the Constitutional Bank of the Supreme Court will hear the government’s petition on December 9 at 2 p.m.
“If members of the Maratha community, historians and researchers have suggestions, they should communicate with this coordinating committee of attorneys. They will review the suggestions and refer them to government attorneys who appear in court,” Chavan said.
In September this year, the Supreme Court suspended the implementation of Maharashtra’s Socially and Educationally Backward Classes Act (SEBC) from 2018, which granted the Maratha community a quota of 16 percent.
The government had applied for leave of absence from the Apex court amid protests from pro-quota organizations.
The Supreme Court of Bombay had previously stated, in compliance with the law, that a reservation of 16 percent was not justified and that the quota should not exceed 12 percent for jobs and 13 percent for admissions to educational institutions.
The Supreme Court had stated that appeals against the Supreme Court order would have to be examined by a major bank. Accordingly, the hearing will take place before a constitutional bank with five judges.