‘Creamy layer’ income cap among OBCs raised to Rs 8 lakh per annum, says Arun Jaitley

By: | Updated: August 23, 2017 4:46 PM

The Union cabinet today increased the 'creamy layer' ceiling for the Other Backward Classes (OBC) category to Rs 8 lakh per annum from the existing Rs 6 lakh for central government jobs, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said here.

creamy layer, creamy layer limit, people fall under creamy layer, who comes under creamy layer, creamy layer category conditionsThose in the OBC category earning upto Rs 8 lakh annually will now be included in reservation benefits. (PTI)

The Union cabinet today increased the ‘creamy layer’ ceiling for the Other Backward Classes (OBC) category to Rs 8 lakh per annum from the existing Rs 6 lakh for central government jobs, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said here. Briefing reporters on the decisions taken by the Union cabinet, he said those in the OBC category earning up to Rs 8 lakh per annum would now get the reservation benefits.

Responding to a question, Jaitley said a proposal to extend the decision to public sector undertakings was under “active consideration” of the government.

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