New Delhi: The apex court has refused to interfere in the Maharashtra government's decision to introduce Maratha reservation in medical and dental admissions. Earlier, the High Court had also refused to interfere in the government's decision to grant 16% Maratha reservation. On Monday, a vacation bench of Justices Sanjeev Khanna and Justice B R Gavai said that the admission process has expired on June 17 and it cannot give a verdict on the petition.
"No, we will not pass any order on this matter as it will create chaos," the bench remarked, noting that the Maharashtra Legislative Council had unanimously passed a bill on Friday to provide reservation for the Maratha community in PG Medical Colleges. Earlier, the Maharashtra government had amended the Social and Educational Backward Classes Reservation Act, 2018 through an ordinance to provide 16 per cent reservation in PG medical courses for the Maratha community.
A petition challenging the provision was rejected by the Bombay High Court on June 13. The High Court had refused to consider the petition filed against the Maharashtra government ordinance. Subsequently, a man named Sameer had challenged the High Court order in the Supreme Court.