Thursday, June 12, 2008
OBC creamy layer income cap
The income ceiling for availing benefits under the OBC quota may soon be raised to Rs 4 -6 lakh per year. This means a child whose parents earn Rs 50,000 a month can benefit from the quota from next year.At present a person whose family income is more than Rs 2.5 lakh is excluded from the quota benefits.In the Mandal Commission case of 1992, the Supreme Court had allowed OBC quotas with creamy layer exclusion. Initially, the income limit for OBC status was Rs 1 lakh. This was raised to Rs 2.5 lakh in 2004.