Revenue minister and chairman of this subcommittee, Chandrakant Patil chaired the meeting.
Mumbai: The Cabinet sub-committee for Maratha reservation met for first time in Mumbai. The committee discussed and distributed the demands of the Maratha community in its first meeting. Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis had announced formation of this committee to look into their demands. The Maratha community had marched with a mammoth morcha in all over the state in 2016. Revenue minister and chairman of this subcommittee, Chandrakant Patil chaired the meeting.
In the internal distribution of the demands, Mr Patil will handle Maratha reservation, King Shivaji memorial in Arabian Sea and issues related to certificates about Maratha– Kunabi conflicts. Education minister Vinod Tawde will look after the scholarship for Maratha students in all 605 syllabuses in the state. Another minister Eknath Shinde will look into the hostels at every district for community students whereas Girish Mahajan will look after Saarathi institution formed for sociological study of issues of community and issues related to atrocity cases.
“Conditions regarding educational issues of community, from scholarships to hostels to certificates have already been completed. The state government is systematically working on issues related to reservation. Shivaji Maharaj’s memorial will be completed by the deadline,” said Mr Patil.
The Maratha community had walked down on the roads in all the districts with mammoth morchas from October to December 2016. Almost 57 morchas in all over the state took place. The community had stirred up social and political circles in the state and the government had to accept all the demands of the community. The last Maratha morcha took place in Mumbai on August 9 of this year.