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AP to fix income limit for creamy layer in BCs

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Hyderabad, Mar 14 (UNI) The Andhra Pradesh Cabinet today decided to fix Rs four lakh as the yearly income limit to decide the creamy layer among the Backward Classes, as directed by the Centre According to official sources, the cabinet meeting had also decided to write a letter to the Centre suggesting to bring a constitutional amendment to avoid exclusion of the creamy layer among the BCs, since a criterion was not being observed in respect of the SCs and STs.

The cabinet has decided to amend the AP Public Examinations Act of 1997 to curb the unhealthy practice of private educational institutions, claiming ranks though the system was abolished. The original Act had no provision to prevent educational institutions from issuing advertisements.

The cabinet has also decided to place on the table of the assembly the report of the Gopala Rao Commission on the murder of TDP MLA, Paritala Ravindra in January 2005.

The Cabinet has also decided to place the report of Rama Chenna Reddy Commission on farmers' suicides.

The report of the Commission had given relief to the Government as the TDP, was alleging the involvement of Congress leaders and Chief Minister's son Jagan Mohana Reddy in Ravindra's murder.

The cabinet also approved AP Maritime Board Draft Bill 2006, and was likely to place it before the House during the current session itself. The bill is mandatory as per the recent Government of India's National Maritime policy.

The policy aims at creating 520 million tonnes of additional cargo handling capacity among other facilities at ports in the near future, the sources added.

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