Preparing to raise the income limit of OBC creamy layer to Rs 8 lakh to 12 lakh | Preparation of raising the income limit of OBC creamy layer from Rs 8 lakh to Rs 12 lakh; Cabinet note ready, Prime Minister will take the final decision

  • Agree to increase income limit in OBC reservation before Bihar election
  • A committee of Parliament has an income limit of 15 lakhs. Was recommended to

Mukesh Kaushik

Mukesh Kaushik

Jun 12, 2020, 05:36 AM IST

new Delhi. The Central Government is going to increase the scope of reservation for Other Backward Classes (OBC). To fix the creamy layer, the government is preparing to increase the annual income limit from Rs 8 lakh to Rs 12 lakh. That is, a member of the family with less than 12 lakh income will be able to get reservation. Raising the income limit is seen on the basis of strategic preparations for the Bihar elections.

A committee of Parliament has an income limit of 15 lakhs. Was recommended to do. Expert committee reduced to Rs 12 lakh done. The file has reached the PMO via the Cabinet Secretariat. A cabinet note is also ready, which can be placed in the cabinet meeting soon. The Group of Ministers has agreed on this issue. The Prime Minister will take the final decision.

Struggle over status equality between government and PSU jobs

It is agreed to increase the income limit. But, there is also a proposal to include the salary of a member of the OBC family as a public sector undertaking or a public sector bank. There is uneasiness in the ruling BJP on this issue. Leaders believe that the opposition parties can make this salary increase in income.

The issue of equality of status between the government and public sector jobs is also complicated to make the salary part of the OBC family's salary. For example, despite low salary in the government, employees fall under the gazetted category, whereas in banks, the highest paid employees are not of that level. That is, the frequency between the two jobs is not fixed.

On the demand for giving 50% medical seats to OBCs in Tamil Nadu, the Supreme Court said – Reservation not fundamental rights

The Supreme Court said on Thursday that reservation is not a fundamental right. It cannot be elected under Article 32 of the Constitution. Kert made this remark while refusing to hear the demand for reservation of 50% of OBC students on medical seats in Tamil Nadu. The Bench headed by Justice L Nageswara Rao heard the petitions of the AIADMK, DMK and CPI (M).

Petitioners' counsel P Wilson said, “We are not seeking reservation from the court. We are requesting to implement the provisions of the Medical Council of India only. OBC reservation is not being implemented in the state. It is killing the fundamental rights. '

To this, Justice Rao said, “All opposing parties are united in this matter.” But, reservation is not a fundamental right. '

Wilson said, “No, reservation can be called a fundamental right.”

Annoyed Justice Rao said, “We dismiss the petition or you will withdraw.” If withdrawn, you may be allowed to go to the Madras High Court. ”The petitioners withdrew the application.

Three political parties filed a petition for Kate

The CPI-M's Tamil Nadu unit had filed a petition seeking reservation of 50, 18 and 1% for OBCs, SCs and STs in the seats left by the state in the all-India quota for medical and dental courses. DMK and AIADMK had also filed similar petitions. The AIADMK had said that it is not rational to deny OBCs the benefit of 50% reservation in Tamil Nadu.

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