OBC Creamy Layer Ceiling Raised from 6 to 8 Lakhs: Jaitley

Jaitley said a proposal to extend the decision to public sector undertakings was under “active consideration”.

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Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. (Photo: PTI)

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday increased the 'creamy layer' ceiling for the Other Backward Classes (OBC) category to Rs 8 lakh per annum from the existing Rs 6 lakh for central government jobs, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said.

Briefing reporters on the decisions taken by the Union cabinet, he said those in the OBC category earning up to Rs 8 lakh per annum would now get the reservation benefits.

Responding to a question, Jaitley said a proposal to extend the decision to public sector undertakings was under "active consideration" of the government.

Briefing reporters on the decisions taken by the Union Cabinet, the minister said as many as 11 states, including Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Jharkhand, West Bengal and the Jammu region in Jammu and Kashmir already have such categorisation in state government jobs.

There is no sub categorisation in the central list. The proposed commission will examine the extent of inequitable distribution of benefits of reservation among castes and communities, including the broad categories of OBCs included in the central list.

It will submit its report in 12 weeks from the day it is set up.

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