The Maharashtra cupboard on Wednesday gave its approval to a proposal that seeks to make modifications within the ordinance order for reservation to the Different Backward Courses (OBCs) within the native our bodies, after state Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari raised some question about it. This choice was taken in the course of the cupboard assembly, an announcement issued by the Chief Minister’s Workplace (CMO) stated. The state authorities had earlier despatched the ordinance to Koshyari for his approval. The Supreme Court docket in March this 12 months had learn down the OBC quota in some native governing our bodies within the state citing non-availability of empirical knowledge to substantiate the reservation share. The apex courtroom had noticed that whole reservation mustn’t exceed 50 per cent. OBCs used to get 27 per cent reservation in electoral wards of municipal our bodies and zilla parishads (district councils).
The Maharashtra authorities’s choice to challenge an ordinance providing electoral quota to the OBCs was discovered to be legally insufficient because the state legislation and judiciary division has suggested it to hunt permission from the Supreme Court docket because the matter is sub-judice. Following a question over this by the Maharashtra governor, the state cupboard cleared the proposal to rectify the order and draft a recent ordinance. The cupboard additionally determined to implement the multi-panel technique within the civic our bodies, resembling municipal firms and municipal councils. This proposal was moved by the state city improvement division, the assertion stated. The opposite proposals embody organising a sugar museum within the state to showcase the contribution of sugar trade within the progress of the state; giving assure to brief time period loans of sugar mills for the crushing season 2021-22.
Final week, the state authorities had introduced that it could deliver an ordinance to grant OBC quota in upcoming by-elections to a set of native governing our bodies with out crossing the Supreme Court docket-mandated 50 per cent cap on reservation. A few days earlier than that, the State Election Fee (SEC) introduced that by-elections to 6 zilla parishads (ZPs) and panchayat samitis below them for seats which have fallen vacant after the Supreme Court docket”s OBC quota ruling might be held on October 5. By-elections might be held for 85 wards in ZPs and 144 seats in panchayat samitis falling below their (ZP’s) jurisdiction. The bypoll-bound ZPs are of Dhule, Nandurbar, Akola, Washim, Nagpur and Palghar and panchayat samitis coming below their jurisdiction. Within the first week of September, an all-party assembly convened by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray unanimously determined that native physique polls be postponed until the state backward class fee compiles empirical knowledge giving a transparent image on political backwardness of OBCs.