Telangana OBC Creamy Layer Income Limit raised to ₹8 lakh per annum -TS GO.No.20

Telangana OBC creamy layer income limit raised to ₹8 lakh per annum/ ‘Creamy layer’ income cap for OBCs raised to Rs 8 lakh per annum, Reservation for OBCs in Civil Posts and Services under the Government of India, Criteria to determine the Creamy Layer among BCs, Reservation for Other Backward Classes (OBCs): In 1993, the limit was kept at ₹1 lakh. It was raised thrice to ₹2.5 lakh in 2004, ₹4.5 lakh in 2008 and ₹6 lakh in 2013. The ‘creamy layer’ ceiling for OBC reservation has been raised to ₹8 lakh per year. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had on August 23 announced that the Union Cabinet had been formally apprised of the decision to increase the limit for Central government jobs. The bar defining creamy layer would be raised. “These measures are part of the government’s efforts to ensure greater social justice and inclusion for members of the Other Backward Classes.

Telangana OBC creamy layer income limit raised to ₹8 lakh per annum/ OBC creamy layer income limit raised to ₹8 lakh per annum, ‘Creamy layer’ income cap for OBCs raised to Rs 8 lakh per annum, Reservation for OBCs in Civil Posts and Services under the Government of India, Criteria to determine the Creamy Layer among BCs, Reservation for Other Backward Classes (OBCs)

What is Creamy Layer?
BC's annual income have 8 lakhs per year should be under the creamy layer category. They have no Reservation and they should be treated as General Category.

Whatis is Non Creamy Layer?
BC's annual income have below 8 lakhs per year should be under the Non Creamy layer category. They have Reservation and they should be treated as Non General Category.(BC Reservation). 'Non-Creamy Layer Certificate' in Telangana.

CREAMY AND NON -CREAMY LAYER CERTIFICATE:
The term Creamy Layer is used to describe a certain members of the Other Backward Classes who are wealthier and better educated comparing to others who are considered non creamy layer. The creamy layer is a term used in Indian politics to refer to the relatively wealthier and better educated members of the Other Backward Classes (OBCs) who are not eligible for government sponsored educational and professional benefit programs. The creamy layer should be excluded from the reservations (quotas) of civil posts and services granted to the OBC`s. The creamy layer criteria was introduced at Rs 1 Lakh in 1993, and revised to Rs 2.5 Lakh in 2004, Rs 4.5 Lakh in 2008 and Rs 6 Lakh in 2013 In October 2015 and and Rs 8 Lakh in 2017. The 'creamy layer' concept is currently meant only for the OBCs. This concept is currently not applied to the scheduled castes category and scheduled tribes category. Citizen need to approach Meeseva Franchise for applying Creamy-Non Creamy Layer Application.

Application form for Creamy Layer Non-Creamy Layer certificate:
Application form for Creamy Layer Non-Creamy Layer certificate**


The Social Justice and Empowerment Ministry had proposed that OBC families which earn more than ₹8 lakh per year should be under the creamy layer category. The government has already introduced in Parliament a Bill to provide Constitutional status to the National Commission for Backward Classes. It has also decided to set up a commission, under Section 340 of the Constitution, to sub-categorise the OBCs so that the more “under-privileged” among them can avail the benefit of reservation for government jobs and seats in educational institutions/availing reservations in employment.

This means that children of persons having a gross annual income of Rs. 8 lakh or above for a period of three consecutive years would fall under the creamy layer category and would not be entitled to the benefit of reservation available to Other Backward Classes. "It has now been decided to raise the income limit from Rs. 6 lakh to Rs. 8 lakh per annum for determining the creamy layer among the Other Backward Classes," the order issued by Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) said. The government has already introduced in Parliament a bill to provide Constitutional status to the National Commission for Backward Classes.

The Government after careful examination of the matter, have decided to raise the income limit from six to eight lakh per annum for determining the creamy layer amongst the Backward Classes in Telangana State. The Commissioner, BC Welfare, Telangana, Hyderabad shall take necessary further action in the matter accordingly.

Telangana OBC Creamy Layer income limit Details: The government raised the creamy layer ceiling by Rs 2 lakh as it announced setting up of a commission to work out sub-categorisation within Other Backward Classes (OBCs) for a "more equitable distribution of reservation benefits". At the same time, the government emphasised that there will be no review of reservation.


Revision of Income Criteria (Creamy Layer) for OBCs - DoPT Orders dt.13.9.2017:
Revision of income criteria to exclude socially advanced persons/sections (Creamy Layer) from the purview of reservation for Other Backward Classes (OBCs)
No.36033/1/2013-Estt.(Res.)

Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel &Training
North Block, New Delhi,
Dated: September 13, 2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject: Revision of income criteria to exclude socially advanced persons/sections (Creamy Layer) from the purview of reservation for Other Backward Classes (OBCs)-reg.

The undersigned is directed to invite attention to this Department’s Office Memorandum No. 36012/22/93-Estt. (SCT) dated 8th September, 1993 which, inter-alia, provided that sons and daughters of persons having gross annual income of Rs.1 lakh or above for a period of three consecutive years would fall within the creamy layer and would not be entitled to get the benefit of reservation available to the Other Backward Classes. The aforesaid limit of income for determining the creamy layer status was subsequently raised to Rs.2.5 lakh, Rs.4.5 lakh and Rs.6 lakh vide this Department’s OM No.36033/3/2004-Estt. (Res.) dated 09.03.2004, OM No. 36033/3/2004-Estt. (Res.) dated 14.10.2008 and OM No. 36033/1/2013-Estt. (Res.) dated 27.05.2013 respectively.
2. It has now been decided to raise the income limit from Rs.6 lakh to Rs.8 lakh per annum for determining the creamy layer amongst the Other Backward Classes. Accordingly, the expression “Rs.6 lakh” under Category VI in the Schedule to this Department’s aforesaid O.M. dated 8 th September, 1993 would be substituted by “Rs.8 lakh”.

3. The provisions of this office memorandum have effect from 1 st September, 2017.

4. All the Ministries/Departments are requested to bring the contents of this office memorandum to the notice of all concerned. Authority: www.dopt.gov.in
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G.O.Ms.No. 20 Dated: 31-10-2017:
GOVERNEMNT OF TELANGANA - BACKWARD CLASSES WELFARE (OP) DEPARTMENT -
Backward Classes Welfare Department – Reservation for Other Backward Classes in Civil Posts and Services under the Government of India - Criteria to determine the Creamy Layer among Backward Classes as fixed by the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Department of Personnel & Training, Government of India (GOI) by raising the annual income limit from Rs.6.00 lakh to Rs.8.00 lakh - Orders - Issued.

Reference:
1. From the Joint Secretary to the Govt. of India, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions (Department of Personnel & Training), New Delhi Office Memorandum No.36012/22/93-Estt.(SCT), Dated.08.09.1993
2. Govt. of Andhra Pradesh Memo.No.3047/P2/94-4, dated 28.03.1994
3. From the Deputy Secretary to the Govt. of India, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Department of Personnel & Training, New Delhi Office Memorandum No.36033/3/2004- Estt.(Res), dated.09.03.2004
4. G.O.Ms.No.3, B.C. Welfare (C) Department, dt.04.04.2006.
5. From the Director, Government of India, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Department of Personnel & Training, New Delhi Office Memorandum No.36033/3/2013-Estt.(Res.), dated 14.10.2008.
6. From the Under Secretary to the Govt. of India, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Department of Personnel & Training, New Delhi Office Memorandum No.36033/1/2013- Estt.(Res), dated.27.05.2013.
7. G.O.Ms.No.26, BCW(C) Dept., Govt., of A.P., Dated.09.12.2013. PDF File GO.No.26*
8. G.O.MS.No.8, Backward Classes Welfare (OP) Department Date.13.11.2014 PDF File GO.No.8*
9. From the Under Secretary to the Govt. of India, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Department of Personnel & Training, New Delhi Office Memorandum No.36033/1/2013-Estt.(Res), dated 13.10.2017 PDF File Memorandum No.36033/1/2013*
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ORDER:
In the reference 8th read above, Government of Telangana, have adapted all the criteria to determine the creamy layer among Backward Classes and the annual income ceiling limit as fixed by the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Department of Personnel & Training, Government of India vide references 1st, 3rd and 6th read above and as adapted by the Government of undivided Andhra Pradesh vide references 4th and 7th read above, as Rs.6.00 lakh per annum for determining the Creamy layer among the Backward Classes.

2. In the reference 9th read above, Government of India, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Department of Personnel & Training, New Delhi has raised the income limit from Rs.6.00 to Rs.8.00 lakh per annum for determining the creamy layer amongst the Other Backward Classes.

3. Government after careful examination of the matter, have decided to raise the income limit from Rs.6.00 lakh to Rs.8.00 lakh per annum for determining the creamy layer amongst the Backward Classes in Telangana State.

4. The Commissioner, BC Welfare, Telangana, Hyderabad shall take necessary further action in the matter accordingly.

Telangana OBC creamy layer income limit raised to ₹8 lakh per annum/ ‘Creamy layer’ income cap for OBCs,Reservation for OBCs in Civil Posts Services under the Government of India,Criteria to determine the Creamy Layer among BCs,Reservation for Other Backward Classes (OBCs)
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