Indian govt approves increase in income criteria for OBCs

New Delhi/May 17
Indian government on Thursday increased the income criteria from Rs 4.5 lakh to Rs 6 lakh per annum for getting reservation under the Other Backward Classes quota.
An Indian government spokesperson said that the new income criterion for applying the Creamy Layer restriction throughout the country, excluding Socially Advanced Persons/Sections (Creamy Layer) from the purview of reservation of Other Backward Classes (OBCs), has been increased to Rs 6 lakh per annum.
“The increase in the income limit to exclude the Creamy Layer is in keeping with the increase in the Consumer Price Index and would enable more persons to take advantage of reservation benefits extended to OBCs in government services and admission to central educational institutions,” said the spokesperson.
The spokesperson added that the step will bring equality and greater inclusiveness in society and order to this effect has been issued to Department of Personnel and Training and the Ministry of Human Resource Development.