Advocate Gunaratan Sadavarte, appearing for petitioner Jayashree Patil, claimed the state government's decision was violative of Supreme Court orders which says that reservation in any state should not exceed 50 per cent.
Sadavarte is likely to mention the petition before a division bench of Chief Justice N H Patil and Justice M S Karnik on December 6.
Meanwhile, the Maharashtra government, on December 1, filed a caveat petition in the high court anticipating challenge to the legislation.
On November 29, the Maharashtra legislature passed a bill granting 16 per cent reservation in education and government jobs for the Maratha community under the socially and educationally backward category (SEBC).
This 16 per cent quota will be in addition to the existing 52 per cent reservation for other groups, taking the total percentage in the state to 68 per cent.
The bill was approved and signed by the Maharashtra governor on November 30.
In June last year, the State Backward Class Commission was asked to study the social, financial and educational status of the Maratha community. The commission submitted its report to the government last month.
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