Maharashtra Government has granted 10 percent reservation in government service to Maratha community under Economically Weaker Section (EWS).
The EWS category was for General Category, which included Maratha Community. The 10% EWS reservation was granted by Government of India for those who are not granted any kind of reservation.
This was the only facility for meritorious students from Open Category, but had no financial resorces to pursue higher education. Maratha students who were economically weaker were eligible to apply under this category.
The 10% reservation in EWS has further affected opportunities for students from Open Category.
Efforts to get reaction of President of Save Merit Save Nation movement Dr Anil Laddhad failed, as his phone was continuously busy.