Creamy layer income cap among OBCs raised to Rs 8 Lakh per annum

New Delhi: The Central Government on Wednesday increased the ceiling limit of creamy layer to the other backward class (OBC) in the Central Government’s jobs, to Rs 8 lakh per annum. Earlier this limit was six lakh. Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced this on Wednesday.

After this announcement, candidates with income of Rs. 8 lakhs per annum of OBC category will be able to avail the reservation benefits. Earlier, whose income was six lakh, they got the benefit. Now its scope has increased to eight lakh rupees. In response to a question, Jaitley said that the government is considering the proposal to bring public sector undertakings under the purview of this decision.