SC refuses to entertain plea challenging Maratha quota in medical colleges


The Supreme Court today refused to entertain a plea challenging a Bombay High Court order which had dismissed a petition against 16 per cent quota for Marathas in admission to postgraduate medical and dental courses.

A bench of Justices Sanjiv Khanna and BR Gavai said, the admission process ended on the 17th of this month and it cannot pass any order on the plea. The Maharashtra Legislative Council had on Friday unanimously cleared a bill to provide reservation to Maratha community in postgraduate medical courses.

The state government had earlier promulgated an ordinance to amend the Socially and Educationally Backward Classes Reservation Act, 2018 to provide 16 per cent reservation to Maratha students in PG medical courses.

The petition had challenged the Bombay High Court order of June 13 by which it had refused to entertain the plea against the Maharashtra government's ordinance. (AIR NEWS)

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