No proposal to hike OBC creamy layer cap: Govt

The government on Thursday informed the Rajya Sabha that there is no proposal to hike the annual income limit of OBC creamy layer in reservation.

New Delhi: The government on Thursday informed the Rajya Sabha that there is no proposal to hike the annual income limit of OBC creamy layer in reservation.

Replying to a question, Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Krishan Pal Gurjar said, the current annual income limit of creamy layer in OBC reservation is Rs 6 lakhs per annum with effect from May, 2013.

The criteria fixed for reservation of annual income limit of creamy layer is Consumer Price Index, he added.

To another question, Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Vijay Sampla said that the Planning Commission has issued revised guidelines for implementation of Scheduled Caste Sub Plan (SCSP).

The schemes designed under SCSP should yield direct and quantifiable benefits to SC individuals, households and habitations. The funds earmarked shall be non-divertible, he added.

Responding to the question on whether there is any proposal to bring legislation of SCSP for effective gap filling in the development indices between the members of SC community and the rest of the society, Sampla said that the final decision in this regard has not been taken by the government.  

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