No proposal for removal of creamy layer for OBCs: Govt

OBC Reservation
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The government had implemented the ‘creamy layer’ concept in pursuance of the Supreme Court’s order in the case of Indra Sawhney and others vs. Union of India and others. At present, there is no proposal in the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment for removal of Creamy Layer.

The government has constituted a Commission on 2nd October, 2017 under article 340 of the Constitution to examine the sub-categorisation of Other Backward Classes. The Commission commenced functioning with effect from 11 October 2017, the date of assumption of charge by the Chairperson. There has been no delay in constituting the panel.

Certain states including Andhra Pradesh and Telangana have introduced sub-categorization within Other Backward Classes reservation quota. The sub-categorisation adopted by these states is being studied by the Commission for Other Backward Classes to examine the issues of sub-categorization of Other Backward Classes in the Central List.

This information was given by Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Krishan Pal Gurjar in a written reply in Rajya Sabha.

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