The creamy layer will be reduced from taxable income, the definition will change

  • At present, families earning income of 8 lakh or more are kept in creamy layer.
  • Government is considering to do 12 lakhs

New Delhi: The government may also decide to increase the existing limit of income for creamy layer. According to reports, the government has proposed to include ‘Salary’ to decide the creamy layer of the OBC. The government has recommended raising the creamy layer limit from 8 lakh to 12 lakh rupees. Currently, the National Commission for Backword class has protested.

At present, families earning income of 8 lakh or more are kept in creamy layer. Due to income, they do not get the benefit of obc reservation available for OBCs. Because of which the government can shift from gross income to taxable income to fix this quota.

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What is creamy layer?

The creamy layer is a category of OBCs that are considered advanced, and as a result, they do not get 27 per cent reservation in jobs and education. The government believes that the inclusion of salary factor will help in separating the rich people of the community. This will open the way for weaker section of OBC community.

NCBC is opposing- NCBC is opposing this decision of the government. He says that this move of the government hurts the interests of the backward class community. Ganesh Singh, chairman and senior BJP member of the Parliamentary Committee on OBC Welfare, had asked members of all parties of the OBC community to oppose the Cabinet proposal. The Parliamentary Committee has also discussed Amit Shah on this matter.