Increase of income limit of creamy layer a belated move:Modi

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Patna, Oct 4 (UNI) Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi today described the decision of the Centre on increasing annual income limit from Rs 2.5 lakh to Rs 4.5 lakh for determination of creamy layer among OBCs as 'right' but a 'little bit late'.

Mr Modi told reporters here that limit for creamy layer in OBCs should have been raised much earlier in the interest of vast section of the people needing reservation in government services.

The Deputy Chief Minister demanded reservation for OBCs in minority institutions, saying step in this direction should be initiated by the Centre without further loss of time.

He welcomed the reservation of 27 per cent seats for OBCs in top educational institutions and demanded that provision for reservation be made for poor among upper castes in such institutions.

'' If the income limit of creamy layer for OBCs had been increased earlier, most of the seats reserved for them in top educational institutions, including IITs and IIMs, should not have remained vacant, '' he pointed out.

Mr Modi said as per the definition given in the report of the Mandal Commission, only President, Vice-President, judges of Supreme Court and High Court and others holding high offices were placed in creamy layers.

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