Revision of Income Criterion to exclude Socially Advanced Persons/ Sections (Creamy Layer) from list of other Backward Classes (OBCs)
It will be a good news for Other Backward Classes to increase the income limit to exclude the Creamy Layer section from Reservation. As the Consumer Price Index number is increased, the income limit also to be increased to get the benefit of reservation for OBC. The increase in the income limit would enable more persons to take advantage of reservation benefits extended to OBCs in government services and admission to central educational institutions.The PIB’s release is given below..
The Union Cabinet today gave its approval for increase in the present income criterion of Rs. 4.5 lakh per annum for applying the Creamy Layer restriction throughout the country, for excluding Socially Advanced Persons/Sections (Creamy Layer) from the purview of reservation of Other Backward Classes (OBCs).
The new income criterion will be Rs. 6 lakh per annum. The increase in the income limit to exclude the Creamy Layer is in keeping with the increase in the Consumer Price Index and would enable more persons to take advantage of reservation benefits extended to OBCs in government services and admission to central educational institutions.
This would bring about equity and greater inclusiveness in society. The Department of Personnel and Training and the Ministry of Human Resource Development would issue necessary orders to this effect.