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HIGH COURT REJECTS STATE’S 90:10 PERCENT RESERVE

quota-The Mumbai High Court struck down the Maharashtra government’s proposal to reserve 90 percent of college seats in the state for students from the state board. The state government had proposed only 10 percent of seats in junior colleges for students from Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and the Indian School Certificate Examinations (ISCE). The rest were for students passing the Class 10 exam conducted by the Maharashtra State Board for Secondary and Higher Secondary Education. Spelling a major setback to the state government, a division bench of the high court lambasted the authorities for taking a “hasty decision” in the matter. This is the second time in two years that the court has pulled up the government for its attempt to ensure that over 200,000 students of the state board get the measured share of seats and that the 25,000 students from other boards did not get an upper hand in admissions to prestigious colleges.

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