Maratha Reservation issue in Supreme Court
Maratha Reservation issue in Supreme Court
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Maratha Reservation: Won't conduct recruitment till September 15 due to COVID-19, Maharashtra tells Supreme Court

The final hearing in the case stands adjourned to September 1 after the state government submitted that it would not conduct any recruitment till September 15.

Debayan Roy

The State of Maharashtra today informed the Supreme Court that it had taken a decision to not conduct any recruitments till September 15, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

This submission was made by the state government during the hearing in the matter concerning Maratha reservation.

A three-judge Bench of Justices L Nageswara Rao, Hemant Gupta and S Ravindra Bhat was scheduled to start from today the day-to-day hearing in the petitions challenging the validity of the 12% quota for the Maratha community in jobs and admissions to educational institutions in the state.

However, the final hearing in the case now stands adjourned to September 1 after the state government submitted that it would not conduct any recruitment till September 15. The Court will also take up for hearing the application raising preliminary issues on August 25.

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