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 term was introduced by the Sattanathan Commission in 1971, which directed that the "creamy layer" should be excluded from the reservations (quotas) of civil posts and services granted to the OBCs.
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... Creamy layer Son(s)/daughter(s) of those who earn 4.5 lakh (450,000) or more annually for three consecutive years are excluded from reservation ... The creamy layer is only applicable in the case of Other Backward Castes and not applicable on other group like SC or ST ...
... This certificate is to be produced by "non-creamy" OBCs applying against reserved vacancies for appointment to posts/admission to central educational institutions (CEIs ... The authorities competent to issue the OBC "Non-Creamy Layer" certificate are District Magistrate / Additional Magistrate / Collector / Deputy Commissioner ...
2."Creamy layer" principle is one of the parameters to identify backward classes ... Therefore, principally, the "Creamy layer" principle cannot be applied to STs and SCs, as SCs and STs are separate classes by themselves ... Principle of exclusion of Creamy layer applicable to OBC's ...
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