The government has hiked the ceiling for the creamy layer from Rs. 6 lakh per annum to Rs. 8 lakh per annum for central government jobs, according to the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. In the OBC category, those earning up to Rs. 8 lakh per annum will get reservation benefits.
The Cabinet also approved a commission to examine sub-categorization of OBCs. The better-educated member of Other Backward Classes who cannot avail government-sponsored educational and job benefits are called the creamy layer.
Important Takeaways from Above News-
- The Supreme Court had raised this ceiling from Rs. 1,00,000 to Rs. 6,00,000 in 2013 and is to be revised every 3 years.
Source- The Indian Express