Mumbai: Maharashtra Cabinet on Monday approved 10 per cent reservation in education and employment opportunities for economically weaker sections in general category, news agency ANI reported.

In November, the Maratha Reservation Bill was unanimously passed by both the Houses of Maharashtra State Legislature in less than an hour after it was tabled by Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis in the Legislative Assembly.

Notably, the state already has 52 per cent reservation for OBCs, SCs, and STs in government jobs and admission in academic institutions.

On Friday, Bihar Cabinet passed the bill of 10 per cent reservation given by the Central government in government jobs and education to the economically weaker section in the general category.