.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Maratha community members staged protests last year demanding reservation in education and government services. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • The Supreme Court has struck down the reservation for the Maratha community in education and jobs exceeding 50%
  • Maharashtra had passed the Socially and Educationally Backward Classes Act in 2018
  • In 2019, the Bombay High Court upheld the constitutional validity of the Act

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
A five-judge constitution bench headed by Justice Ashok Bhushan pronounced the verdict. (Photo credit: PTI)

  • SC struck down the Maharashtra law granting quota to Marathas in admissions and government jobs
  • The apex court termed the reservation as unconstitutional
  • A five-judge constitution bench headed by Justice Ashok Bhushan pronounced the verdict

.Mirzapur, Uttar Pradesh, India
New reservation list of UP Panchayat elections for Mirzapur district was released on Saturday. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • Government of UP CM Yogi Adityanath had brought a 'new reservation policy' ahead of Panchayat polls
  • The Allahabad High Court asked the government to release a new list
  • After it was released, many people flocked to check the list in the District Panchayat office in Mirzapur

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
A five-judge Constitution bench, headed by Justice Ashok Bhushan, is hearing a case on the Maratha quota case. (Photo credit: ANI/Twitter)

  • "Can we accept that no development has taken place," The Supreme Court said
  • The apex court made the remarks during a hearing of the Maratha quota case
  • The Maharashtra government's lawyer told the court that the Mandal judgement on capping the quota needed a re-loo

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Haryana Governor Satyadev Narayan Arya on Tuesday gave his assent to the Bill that reserves 75% private-sector jobs for locals. (Photo Credit: Representative Image/Unsplash)

  • The Haryana Bill applies to private-sector jobs that offer a monthly salary of less than Rs 50,000
  • Andhra Pradesh in 2019 passed a Bill that provides a 75% reservation for locals in private sector industries and factories
  • The Karnataka government amended an existing law to provide 100% reservation for locals in blue-collar jobs

.Chandigarh, India
Haryana Governor on Tuesday gave his assent to Haryana State Employment of Local Candidates Bill, 2020. (Photo Credit: Representative Image/PTI)

  • The Bill will provide a quota for local people in private-sector jobs that offer a salary of less than Rs 50,000 a month
  • The quota will initially apply for 10 years 
  • In the Bill, local candidates are defined as those domiciled in the state

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Constituencies are reserved in both Parliamentary and State Assembly elections. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • Reservation is a system that provides equal opportunities for the backward classes of the society
  • The backward sections are mainly Schedules Castes, Scheduled Tribes and other Backward Classes
  • It is done to provide them with equal opportunities for their social upliftment

.Tamil Nadu, India
The bill was passed in the Legislative Assembly on Friday. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • The internal reservation is provided within the Most Backward Classes
  • 10.5% of the 20% allotted to MBC will be reserved for Vanniyar Kshatriya Community
  • This is a temporary arrangement and a final one will be prepared in 6 months 

.Haryana, India
The monsoon session of the Haryana Assembly

  • The Haryana Assembly passed a bill to give 75% reservation in the private sector to job seekers from the state
  • The Haryana State Employment of Local Candidates Bill, 2020 offers a salary of less than Rs 50,000 a month.
  • It applies to private companies, societies, trusts and partnership firms, among others, located in the state

.Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
Gurjar leader Himmat Singh said the talks were positive and the agreement would satisfy the community. (Photo credit: Twitter/@ANI)

  • The meeting between the Gurjar leaders and Rajasthan govt lasted for seven hours
  • Rajasthan govt has said the points of agreement will be met with immediate effect
  • The Gurjars have been demanding reservation under the Ninth Schedule of the Constitution