Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down the Maharashtra State Reservation for Socially and Educationally Backward Classes (SEBC) Act, 2018. The high court docket’s five-judge Constitution bench dismissed the writ petition difficult the constitutional validity of a Maharashtra regulation that grants reservation to the Maratha group in schooling and jobs.
Justice Bhushan, studying out the judgement mentioned that with respect to Article 342-A, we have now upheld the Constitutional Amendment and it doesn’t violate any Constitutional provision and subsequently, we have now dismissed the writ petition difficult the Maratha Reservation.
The decide mentioned that there have been no extraordinary circumstances to grant reservation to Maratha group over and above the 50 % ceiling on reservation prescribed by the Supreme Court in its 1992 judgment in Indra Sawhney v. Union of India. He added that the court docket doesn’t discover any purpose in revisiting Indira Sawhney judgment.
Supreme Court in its verdict mentioned that there was no legitimate floor to breach 50 per cent reservation whereas granting Maratha reservation.
The apex court docket additionally made it clear in its judgement that individuals from the Maratha group can’t be declared as educationally and socially backward group to convey them throughout the reserved class.
According to stories, the court docket in its ruling famous that that neither the Gaikwad Commission report nor the judgment of the Bombay High Court has made out a unprecedented state of affairs within the case of Marathas in order to exceed the ceiling of 50 %.