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Granting Maratha quota in admissions, govt jobs unconstitutional: What SC said in its order

In judgment striking down Maratha quota legislation, Supreme Court rejects Justice NG Gaikwad Commission's findings, says there is no exceptional circumstance to breach 50% quota cap.

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New Delhi: The Supreme Court Wednesday struck down the politically sensitive legislation that granted quota to Marathas in admissions and government jobs in Maharashtra.

Established under the Maharashtra State Reservation for Socially and Educationally Backward Classes (SEBC) Act, 2018, the quota legislation has been declared “unconstitutional” by the apex court.

In its judgment, the court rejected the findings of the Justice N.G. Gaikwad Commission, on the basis of which the quota law was enacted.

There were no exceptional circumstances to breach the 50 per cent cap on reservations, the court added.

Read the full judgment here:

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