The Maharashtra government has proposed a 10% quota for Marathas in education and jobs following ongoing protests by Maratha quota activists. This decision stems from findings by the Maharashtra State Commission for Backward Classes, which noted that the Maratha community constitutes 28% of the state's population and faces significant backwardness. The proposal aims to provide additional opportunities for Marathas, similar to the reservation system in Tamil Nadu, which exceeds the 50% quota cap established by the Indra Sawhney ruling. Governor Ramesh Bais emphasized Maharashtra's commitment to the welfare of Marathi-speaking people, particularly those in border areas, and highlighted the state's substantial contributions to the national GDP and its leadership in attracting Foreign Direct Investment. Headed by retired judge Sunil Shukre, the commission submitted the report to Chief Minister Eknath Shinde on Friday morning.