Considering revision of income criteria to determine OBC creamy layer, govt tells Rajya Sabha
The annual earnings ceiling is to be revised at every three years, and as according to the ultimate revision order issued in 2017, it’s miles fixed at Rs 8 lakh. The preceding threshold changed into set as Rs 6 lakh in 2013.
The valuable government is considering to revise the earnings limit to decide participants of the ‘creamy layer’ among the different backward classes (OBC), Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Sushri Pratima Bhoumik informed the Rajya Sabha on August 11.
“A thought for revision of the earnings standards for determining the creamy layer among the OBCs is beneath consideration of the authorities,” Bhoumik stated in a written respond.
The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Welfare of OBCs had, in July remaining year, advocated elevating the income limit to Rs 15 lakh per annum, news organisation PTI had reported citing resources.
The annual income ceiling is to be revised at each 3 years, and as according to the final revision order issued in 2017, it is fixed at Rs 8 lakh. The previous threshold become set as Rs 6 lakh in 2013.
At present, those with a gross annual earnings above the said amount are protected inside the creamy layer, and are considered as economically and educationally superior.
While the OBCs are entitled to 27 percentage reservation in government jobs and kingdom-run educational establishments, individuals of the creamy layer are not eligible for authorities-backed instructional and expert advantage applications.
OBC leaders have been exerting strain on the government to boom the profits threshold on the earliest. The revision must were made with the aid of September 2020 because the law requires the Centre to revise the earnings restriction at every 3 years, stated G Karunanidhy, general secretary of the All India OBC Federation.