Shahu Maharaj

Chatrapati Sahuji Maharaj, Maharaja of Kolhapur in Maharashtra introduced reservation in favour of backward classes as early as 1902 to eradicate poverty from amongst them and to give them their due share in the State administration. The notification of 1902 created 50% reservation in services for backward classes/communities in the State of Kolhapur. This notification is the first Govt. Order providing for reservation for the welfare of depressed classes in India.

One Response to Shahu Maharaj

  1. BALU on July, 2011 at 12:09 pm

    A great Revolutionary King. May his wisdom, courage, concern for people inspire all for the wellbeing of Humanity.

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