Punjab CM approves hike in income limit of OBC

Chandigarh, Oct 19 (PTI) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has approved an increase in the gross annual income limit for the cream layer of the Other Backward Classes and Backward Classes from Rs 6 lakh to Rs 8 lakh.

The decision is in line with the central government’s directive to ensure greater social justice and inclusion of members of the Other Backward Classes (OBC) and Backward Classes (BC) in the matter of reservation, an official spokesperson said yesterday.

The Union cabinet had, in August this year, decided to raise the income limit from Rs 6 lakh to Rs 8 lakh per annum for determining the cream layer among the Other Backward Classes.

This was the fourth revision of the creamy layer, which was fixed at Rs 1 lakh in 1993 and subsequently hiked to Rs 2.5 lakh in 2004, Rs 4.5 lakh in 2008 and Rs 6 lakh in 2013.

 

Source: ANI

Edited by : Aiswarya Panda