The Maratha Community Was Included in The Economically Weaker Section EWS Quota

02 June 2021 Current Affairs:In Maharashtra, the Maratha community is included in the Economically Weaker Section (EWS) quota.

Highlights: 
♦ Previously, the Supreme Court overturned the SEBC reservation in jobs and education.
♦ It enabled the State government to extend the EWS quota benefit to Marathas.
♦ According to the government resolution, a person meeting the EWS criteria would be eligible for 10% reservation in educational institutes, excluding minority institutes.
♦ This would also apply to state government recruitment, and the reservation would be in addition to the existing reservation.

 

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