Rajasthan Government has lowered the income limit for creamy layer among the Other Backward Classes (OBCs) from Rs 4.5 lakh to Rs 2.50 lakh in a shocking decision against the wave when Central Govt and other states Govt. are looking to raise limit to 4.50 Lakh to 7 Lakh. Now OBC persons whose family yearly income is up to Rs 2.5 lakh will only be entitled to get reservation benefits in government jobs and educational institutes as per new rule by Rajasthan HC. Earlier the limit was Rs 4.5 lakh per annum while Central Govt. slab for OBC remains unchanged to 4.50 Lakh.Dominating OBC community Jat and other OBC community leaders are not looking in favor of new Creamy layer slab for OBC category. Apart from various Community Organization, BJP the Congress State president Dr. Chandrabhan has opposed his own party government’s decision to lower the annual income limit for excluding creamy layer members of the other backward classes (OBC) from the quota benefits. “We have decided to take up the issue with the state government. At a time when the average cost of living has steeply shot up, the creamy layer limit ought to have been raised and not lowered,” Chandrabhan told reporters on Thursday. The party president said the government would be suggested to raise the limit to Rs 6 lakh per annum.
OBC Cremy Layer limit was last time changed in 2008 during BJP Government when Cabinet raised the income criteria for the creamy layer from Rs.2.5 lakhs to Rs.4.5 lakhs per annum, the Government of Rajasthan has also hiked the limit from Rs.2.45 lakhs to Rs.4.5 lakhs per annum for the Other Backward Classes (OBCs). BJP may cash this issue and make a clean sweep of Congress from Rajasthan by getting votebank benefits from OBC community like Jat, Yadav, Bishnoi, Kumawat etc in the assembly elections due next year. This decision is definitely in opposite direction to what Centre govt. in planning to do. In June 2012 Center govt. plan to revise 'creamy layer' for OBCs at around or less than Rs 7 lakh per annum, diluting the existing ceiling of Rs 4.5 lakh which will bring more backward members in the reservation net and satisfy OBC satraps who resent the eligibility bar for quota and Now 2.50 is Shocking for candidates preparing for various Examinations. More more details visit Department of Personnel, Rajasthan website Circulars: http://dop.rajasthan.gov.in/