At a meeting held in Mumbai, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis also said that the decrease in medical seats in open category due to reservation for various social communities in the state will be compensated by increasing the number of seats.
The Devendra Fadnavis government had been hoping to absorb those Maratha candidates into service whose applications had been stuck after the Bombay High Court on November 14, 2014 stayed the 16 per cent quota that then Congress-NCP government had granted to the community through an ordinance issued on July 9, 2014..
Earlier, while justifying giving the quota a retrsopective effect, the Devendra Fadnavis led state government argued that the ordinance granting 16 per cent reservation to the Marathas had originally been issued on July 9, 2014 by the previous Congress-NCP regime.
The petition states that the High Court misread the limitation set by the SC in the Indra Sawhney and Nagaraj cases and concluded that no stringent ceiling limit of 50 per cent reservations has been prescribed by the apex court.
The petition states that the HC misread the limitation set by the SC in the Indra Sawhney and Nagaraj cases and concluded that no stringent ceiling limit of 50 per cent reservations has been prescribed by the apex court.
Moving the amendment bill in the assembly, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said the HC had upheld the constitutional validity of the law, providing for quota to the community, but directed that it be slashed from 16 per cent to 12 per cent and 13 per cent in education and jobs