Monday, June 16, 2008

Revised income ceiling for OBC creamy layer

National Commission for Backward Classes is expected to give its recommendations to the government by June 30 on the revised income ceiling for their eligibility for OBC reservation.Acting on a government directive, the NCBC has obtained suggestions from commissions from 20 states on the income ceiling of the creamy layer and is in the process of getting similar views from other eight states.Most of the state commissions have recommended revision of the income limit for creamy layer classifi --cation from Rs 2.5 lakh to Rs 4 lakh to Rs 6 lakh.The creamy layer among the Other Backward Classes (OBCs) on the basis of annual income was defined in 1993 with the ceiling fixed at Rs one lakh. It was later revised to Rs 2.5 lakh in 2004.The creamy layer cannot claim benefits, including reservation in jobs and professional courses, that are available to the OBCs.

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There is no any single rule of anual income for creamy layer determination. There are six rules, a separate rule of post-held for salaried employees and of land-holding for farmers as per central creamy layer criteria dated 08.09.1993. Dont be confused.