In a setback for the Maharashtra government, the Supreme Court on Monday refused to entertain plea challenging Maratha quota in PG medical colleges.
A bench of Justices Sanjiv Khanna and B R Gavai said the admission process ended on June 17 and it cannot pass any order on it.
"Supreme Court declines to entertain a plea filed by one individual, Sameer against Bombay HC's order that declined to consider a petition against Ordinance granting 16% quota for Marathas in admission to PG medical & dental courses this year in the State," tweeted ANI.
On May 20, Maharashtra Governor C Vidyasagar Rao had signed an ordinance to provide quota under the Socially and Economically Backward Class (SEBC) Reservation Act, 2018, to candidates from the Maratha community seeking admission to post-graduate medical and dental courses.
However, the ordinance route was taken by the state government after the Supreme Court struck down reservations for Maratha students under the SEBC quota in PG medical and dental courses.
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