NEW DELHI: The Union Cabinet on Friday decided to increase the income limit of creamy layer of OBCs from Rs 2.5 lakh to Rs 4.5 lakh per annum.Nationa
l Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC) had recommended the same. The NCBC had submitted a report in this regard to the government. The report reviewed the income criteria for exclusion of "socially advanced persons or sections" among OBC from 27 per cent reservation benefits in posts and services under Government of India. The Commission took into account views expressed by the representatives of the various state backward class commissions and secretaries in charge of the related departments of the states and union territories.