Maharashtra inconsistent on SEBC reservation in govt exam, claims MKM

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The Maratha Kranti Morcha (MKM) has expressed its disappointment over a round issued for the Maharashtra Public Service Commission (MPSC) examination. The round states that Marathas looking for reservation beneath the Socially and Economically Backward Class (SEBC) class ought to apply beneath open or the Economically Weaker Section.

The MPSC examination, which is performed to recruit employees in numerous authorities departments, might be held in March. It was postponed final 12 months because of the pandemic.

The MKM believes by giving choice between open and EWS classes, the federal government has closed the chance for reservation of Maratha candidates beneath the SEBC.

MKM chief coordinator Rajendra Kondhare stated, “We are confronted with a confusion as the state government is not consistent in its stand. In the past four months, the Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government came up with four new decisions.”

“On January 4, the MPSC circular was issued asking students, eligible under the SEBC category, to apply under the open or EWS categories. The deadline is January 15,” Kondhare added. Plenty of college students, who have been eager to avail of advantages beneath the SEBC class, are eagerly ready for the Supreme Court’s choice. The listening to will start on January 25.

The first assertion from the state was reassuring when it informed the apex court docket: “We are not going to recruit candidates in government jobs due to Covid-19.” After a month it introduced, “We will recruit 12,000 candidates for police department.” Following protests from the Marathas, the federal government got here up with one other announcement saying, “We will ensure that the SEBC quota for Maratha candidates are kept aside. Once court gives its decision, the quota will be filled up.” The fourth assertion reads, “We will go ahead with recruitment without the SEBC. If candidates want they should choose open or EWS.”

The MKM has urged the federal government to not take away the SEBC choices as such choices can be detrimental for the Marathas.

Much to the federal government’s embarrassment, ruling get together MLA Rohit Pawar has additionally expressed robust reservation towards the MPSC examination round. In a letter to deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar, Rohit demanded the round to be withdrawn. He additionally opined that the choice of showing in the examination by a number of makes an attempt, launched for open class, needs to be revoked.

From this 12 months, a candidate can go for a most makes an attempt of six to seem in the MPSC examination beneath the open class, whereas it’s 9 for the Other Backward Classes and limitless for the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe candidates.

As per guidelines, candidates, aged between 17 and 38, can sit for the MPSC examination. Candidates belonging to the OBC and SC and ST get three and 6 years of age rest respectively.

The round has irked a number of organisations. However, cupboard sub-committee head and senior Congress chief Ashok Chavan stated, “The government is committed to Maratha reservation under the SEBC. Since the matter is embroiled in legal and constitutional challenges and the Supreme Court has stayed its implementation, we explored other options to accommodate the Maratha candidates. The government is not forcing anybody from the Maratha community to choose between the open or the EWS. If they wish, they can wait for the Supreme Court’s verdict.”

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