Income criterion for creamy layer increased to Rs. 6 Lakh
The Union Cabinet has given nod to increasing the “creamy layer” income criterion from Rs. 4.5 lakh to Rs. 6 lakh per annum throughout the country. “Creamy Layer” is the term used to refer to socially advanced persons and sections of OBC which are barred from OBC reservation benefits.
Why this increase in the income limit?
As per the Govt, the income limit has been raised in keeping with the increase in the consumer price index and to enable more persons to take advantage of the reservation benefits extended to the Other Backward Classes in government services and admission to central educational institutions. The previous limit was fixed in 2008 at Rs. 4.5 lakh and above.