A Division Bench of Justice Ranjit More and Justice Bharati Dangre were hearing petitions filed by four persons seeking to quash and set aside the GR passed on July 7, 2019, giving retrospective effect to Maratha reservation.
Senior health officials fear that with SEBC and Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) reservation, the quota limit has touched 68 per cent. “Once the appointments start, candidates under open category will protest,” an official said.
On May 2, the Nagpur Bench of Bombay High Court held that the application of SEBC reservations would be illegal, observing that reservation came into force after admission procedure had begun. On May 9, the Supreme Court upheld the HC’s decision directing Maharashtra government to issue fresh list of seat matrix.
Calling the 16 per cent reservation as having been planned “without empirical evidence”, the petitioner's counsel said the data collected by MSBCC through surveys had no proper reference to the educational backwardness of the community.