Maratha quota: SC issues notices to all states on issues of seminal importance

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New Delhi, Mar 8 (PTI) The Supreme Court Monday sought responses from all the states on issues of "seminal importance", including as to whether the 102nd amendment to the Constitution deprives the state legislature of its power to enact a law determining the socially and economically backward classes and conferring benefits to them under its enabling power.

The 102nd Constitution amendment Act of 2018 inserted Articles 338B, which deals with the structure, duties and powers of the National Commission for Backward Class, and 342A which deals with power of the President to notify a particular caste as Socially and Educationally Backward Classes (SEBC) and power of Parliament to change the list.