PROVISION OF CREAMY LAYER IN GENERAL CATEGORY FOR GOVERNMENT SERVICES – RAJYA SABHA QA
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
(DEPARTMENT OF PERSONNEL AND TRAINING)
STARRED QUESTION NO.
(TO BE ANSWERED ON 29.07.2021)
PROVISION OF CREAMY
LAYER FOR GENERAL CATEGORY
112 # SMT. CHHAYA VERMA:
Will the PRIME MINISTER be pleased to state:
(a) whether Government is considering to make provision of creamy layer in general category for Government services on the lines of provision of creamy layer for the candidates in Other Backward Classes so that only weaker sections get Government services;
(b) whether a dual policy is being implemented on the candidates belonging to Other Backward Classes by implementing the provision of creamy layer only on Other Backward Classes; and
(c) the details of income criteria set for creamy layer at present and when was it increased and whether it is being increased from time to time?
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL,
AND PENSIONS AND MINISTER OF STATE IN THE PRIME MINISTER’S OFFICE
(DR. JITENDRA SINGH)
(a) to (c): A statement is laid on the Table of the House
STATEMENT REFERRED TO IN REPLY OF RAJYA SABHA
NO.112 FOR ANSWER ON 29.07.2021 BY SMT. CHHAYA VERMA REGARDING
PROVISION OF CREAMY LAYER FOR GENERAL CATEGORY
(a) & (b): The concept of exclusion of creamy layer from amongst Other Backward Classes (OBCs) has been introduced based on the directions of the Hon’ble Supreme Court in Indra Sawhney Vs.UOI & Ors. delivered in 1992.
(c): The income criteria to exclude creamy layer has been revised from time to time as follows:
(i) Vide O.M. No.36033/3/2004-Estt(Res), dated 9th March, 2004, the income limit was revised from Rs.1 lakh to Rs.2.5 lakh per annum.
(ii) Vide O.M. No.36033/3/2004-Estt(Res), dated 14th October, 2008, the income limit was revised from Rs.2.5 lakh to Rs.4.5 lakh per annum.
(iii) Vide O.M. No.36033/1/2013-Estt(Res), dated 27th May, 2013, the income limit was revised from 4.5 lakh to Rs.6 lakh per annum.
(iv) Vide O.M. No.36033/1/2013-Estt(Res), dated 13th September, 2017, the income limit was revised from Rs.6 lakh to Rs.8 lakh per annum.
The present income limit is Rs.8 lakh per annum
Source: Rajya Sabha
RESTORATION OF FULL BENEFITS OF DEARNESS ALLOWANCE (DA) AND DEARNESS RELIEF (DR) IN ACCORDANCE WITH 7TH PAY COMMISSION FITMENT FACTOR: RAJYA SABHA QA
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
Unstarred Question No. 867
To be answered on Tuesday, 27th July, 2021
Sravan 5, 1943 (Saka)
Restoration of benefits of DA/DR
867:: Shri Naranbhai J. Rathwa:
Will the Minister of Finance be pleased to state:
(a) whether Government is actively considering to raise monthly gross basic pay of Government employees after restoration of full benefits of Dearness Allowance (DA) and Dearness Relief(DR) in accordance with fitment factor as per the recommendations of 7th Pay Commission;
(b) if so, details of such increase post DA/DR restoration and whether pensioners will also be benefited due to this fitment factor; and
(c) the details in terms of percentage of pending DA/DR restoration since January, 2020 and the quantum of installment of DA/DR of July, 2021 and when it is likely to be released to Government employees/pensioners?
Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance
(Shri Pankaj Chaudhary)
(a) No Sir, The fitment factor of 2.57 was uniformly applied to all categories of employees only for the purpose of fixation of pay in the revised pay Structure based on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission
(b) Does not arise;
(c) The Government has released the installments of DA/DR from 01.07.2021 which were due from 01.01.2020, 01.07.2020 and 01.01.2021 in respect of Central Government employees/pensioners. The Central Government employees/Pensioners will get DA/DR @ 28% (11% over the existing rate of 17%) from July, 2021.
Source: Rajya Sabha