The Supreme Court has held that an individual candidate's income was not required to be clubbed with the income of the parents for the purpose of determining "creamy layer" to exclude a person of backward class from the benefits of reservation.
The Supreme Court on Wednesday admitted a bunch of petitions challenging the Centre`s
decision to fix Rs 4.50 lakh as the minimum annual income for
the people among Other Backward Classes (OBCs) to be regarded
as "creamy layer".
Minority Affairs Minister
Salman Khurshid on Monday found similarity between the Kerala High
Court`s order supporting reservation for the poor among
forward castes and the Supreme Court`s past observation.