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Supreme Court seeks reply to anti-quota plea

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Published : May 28, 2019, 3:29 am IST
Updated : May 28, 2019, 3:29 am IST

A vacation bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Aniruddha Bose deferred hearing on the petition till Thursday.

The Supreme Court of India. (Photo: PTI)
 The Supreme Court of India. (Photo: PTI)

Mumbai: The Supreme Court Monday asked the government of Maharashtra and Medical Council of India (MCI) to file a reply to the petition seeking direction to the state not to implement the 10 per cent quota for the economically weaker section general category students in post-graduate medical courses. The petition has been filed by Janhit Abhiyan.

A vacation bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Aniruddha Bose deferred hearing on the petition till Thursday, with direction to the state to file its reply.

Earlier last week, this petition had come up for hearing before another vacation bench comprising of Justices Arun Mishra, Bhushan Ramkrishna Gavai and Surya Kant and that bench had posted hearing on this petition on May 27.

In February, the Maharashtra government had issued a notification after the state cabinet approved the Centre's decision to implement 10 per cent reservation in government jobs and educational institutions across the state for the economically weaker section (EWS) students among the general category.

The Parliament had passed the Constitution (124th Amendment) Bill, 2019, approving 10 per cent reservation for the economically backward in the general category in government jobs and academic institutions.

Under the amended Act, the Centre provided for a 10 per cent reservation to citizens from the general category but belonging to the economically weaker section of society, in addition to the existing policy.

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