Maharashtra Minister Chandrakant Patil to head panel on Maratha quota

The Committee, under Chandrakant Patil’s leadership, will continue to follow up on the legal and technical aspects to ensure that the Maratha community gets its due quota, the Chief Minister's Office said in a statement.

September 20, 2022 02:22 pm | Updated 02:22 pm IST - Mumbai

Chandrakant Patil. File

Chandrakant Patil. File | Photo Credit: PTI

Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde on September 20 reconstituted the sub-committee for Maratha reservation in education and government jobs and appointed Higher and Technical Education Minister Chandrakant Patil as its head.

The Committee, under Mr. Patil’s leadership, will continue to follow up on the legal and technical aspects to ensure that the Maratha community gets its due quota, the Chief Minister's Office said in a statement.

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State Ministers Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil, Girish Mahajan, Dada Bhuse, Shambhuraj Desai and Uday Samant are other members of the committee. The sub-committee was previously headed by former Minister Ashok Chavan under the Maha Vikas Aghadi government.

In May 2021, the Supreme Court had struck down the Maharashtra law granting quota to Marathas in admissions and government jobs, terming it as "unconstitutional", and held that there were no exceptional circumstances to breach the 50% reservation cap set by the 1992 Mandal verdict.

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