OBC creamy layer ambit extended to PSU posts

Last week, the income limit defining ‘creamy layer’ in government jobs for OBC reservation was raised to Rs 8 lakh per annum from Rs 6 lakh.

Published: 30th August 2017 05:53 PM  |   Last Updated: 31st August 2017 07:17 AM   |  A+A-

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley (Express photo | Shekhar Yadav)

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: The government Wednesday expanded the ambit of ‘creamy layer’ in Other Backward Classes (OBC) reservations to include certain posts in PSUs and public sector financial institutions.

Last week, the income limit defining ‘creamy layer’ in government jobs for OBC reservation was raised to Rs 8 lakh per annum from Rs 6 lakh. Now, the same definition of ‘creamy layer’ would apply to PSUs public sector financial institutions also in OBC reservations.

“This will ensure that the children of those serving in lower categories in PSUs and other institutions get the benefit of OBC reservations, on par with children of people serving in lower categories in government,” said finance minister Arun Jaitley.  

The Cabinet also approved excluding ‘socially advanced persons/sections’ from the purview of reservation under Other Backward Classes category, thus barring these officials and their kin from claiming reservation benefits under the OBC category.

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