Friday, 1 July, 2022
TopicCreamy layer

Topic: Creamy layer

How was Rs 8 lakh limit for EWS quota fixed within 2 days of 103rd amendment? SC asks Modi govt

SC bench says panel to reassess reservation criteria was 'probably set up to justify' the criteria. It is likely to pronounce its verdict on petitions challenging EWS quota Friday.

Weeks before UP polls, Modi govt shelves proposal to change eligibility for OBC creamy layer

The proposed changes were: Increasing annual income limit for quota eligibility to Rs 12 lakh from Rs 8 lakh, and making salaries part of the gross annual income yardstick.

Why Haryana changed creamy layer rules for OBCs, and why Rs 6 lakh income cap is controversial

Haryana has said children of those earning over Rs 6 lakh annually will be part of the creamy layer, adding that it will be the sum of all sources of income. 

Reactions to OBC medical quota are exposing Indians’ flawed merit argument all over again

I didn’t see any protest or anger by Savarnas against EWS quota. No one wrote: 'I will not get treated by a doctor who did their degree under EWS reservation.'

30 years since Mandal Commission recommendations  — how it began and its impact today

Recommendation for OBC quota in central govt institutions was implemented in 1992 while education quota came into force in 2006.

Don’t include salary while assessing annual income for OBC quota — Parliament panel in report

Parliamentary Committee on Welfare of OBCs has also recommended increasing income ceiling for deciding OBC creamy layer from Rs 8 lakh to Rs 15 lakh.

Wary of blowback during Bihar polls, Modi govt puts OBC creamy layer tweak on backburner

Any bid to tamper with the quota system, even perceived, is likely to cost the BJP heavily in the Bihar elections, as it did in 2015, when RSS called for a ‘review of reservation’.

How BJP is undoing three decades of Mandal gains and still getting OBC support

The Modi govt wants to include salary earnings to calculate household income to determine the 'creamy layer' among OBCs. If implemented, it will exclude even the lower middle class.

OBC quota is for social backwardness, not economic, don’t change that — panel tells govt

In a letter to govt, the commission has taken strong exception to its new plan to include salary as a component to determine income ceiling for creamy layer of OBCs.

To tweak OBC creamy layer or not. A Modi govt decision that can cost BJP the Bihar election

BJP leaders are a worried lot even as the bureaucracy is pushing the Modi government to go ahead with the Sharma committee’s report. Remember 2015?

On Camera

YourTurn

PM Modi at the MSME Idea Hackathon, 2022. | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

BJP, Modi’s ‘total politics’ stems from insecurity. They still don’t rule the power elite

Yogendra Yadav is wrong. BJP might have a hegemonic position in politics and economy, but it's not the same in moral and intellectual spaces.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.

Defence

The Autonomous Flying Wing Technology Demonstrator | Photo: DRDO

‘Major milestone’: India conducts maiden flight of unmanned aircraft demonstrator

DRDO calls flight a significant step towards self-reliance in defence technologies; Defence Minister Rajnath Singh lauds achievement, says ‘it paves way for Aatmanirbhar Bharat in critical military systems’.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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