After granting quota to Marathas, CM says ‘reservation not solution to unemployment’

After granting quota to Marathas, CM says 'reservation not solution to unemployment'
Unemployed youth should look for opportunities in the expanding private sector as the government cannot give jobs to 90% of them even if reservation is given to all the communities, CM said

The government cannot give jobs to 90 percent of the unemployed youth even if reservation is given to all the communities, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has said.

The statement comes two months after the state cabinet passed the Maratha Reservation Bill which grants quota to Marathas in government jobs and education.

“Even if reservation is given to all the communities, the government cannot give jobs to 90 percent of youth. The private sector is expanding and it is in here only that maximum opportunity is available,” Fadnavis said on Friday.

“Government can give 25 thousand jobs per year and this is equivalent to the number of those who are longing for jobs in a single Tehsil. Reservation is not a solution to the problem,” said Fadnavis.

He said that when people will get an opportunity in various sectors then slowly and gradually importance of reservation will get over.

“Those who get reservation say that they have a right. This can give temporary satisfaction but for finding the true solution we must utilise the opportunities and work for the society. When people will get an opportunity in various sectors then the importance of reservation will slowly fade away. Then only those who really deserve will get the reservation,” he said.

Back in November last year, Maharashtra Assembly unanimously passed the Maratha Reservation Bill which proposed 16 percent reservation for the politically influential Maratha community under ‘Social and Economically Backward Class’ category.

Maharashtra Governor C.V. Rao signed on the legislation the same month.

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