Comm recommends Rs 4.50 lakh as income limit for OBC creamy layer

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Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 23 (UNI) The Justice Rajendra Babu Commission, constituted to oversee the creamy layer issue in job and reservations in Kerala, has recommended Rs 4.50 lakh a year as the income limit defining the creamy layer among other backward castes (OBC).

The three-member commission today submitted its report to the government, recommending to hike the creamy layer slab to Rs 4.50 lakh from the 2.50 lakh, State Chief Minister V S Achuthanandan told reporters here.

After receiving the report today from Justice Babu, he told reporters that the Commission's report has been accepted and it would be placed before the state cabinet for its final decision.

On October this year, the Central government decided to raise the income ceiling from Rs 2.50 lakh to Rs 4.50 lakh a year to define the creamy layer among the OBC who would not qualify for the job quota.


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