Centre's decision to raise 'creamy layer' income cap in OBC category will empower poor, says Ram Vilas Paswan
Ram Vilas Paswan hailed the Centre's decision to raise the 'creamy layer' income cap in the OBC category as 'historic' and said it was a step towards giving 'more power to the poor'.
New Delhi: Union minister and Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) chief Ram Vilas Paswan on Wednesday hailed the Centre's decision to raise the 'creamy layer' income cap in the OBC category as "historic" and said it was a step towards giving "more power to the poor".
"The LJP welcomes the decision and thanks, Prime Minister Narendra Modi for constituting a commission to examine the sub-categorisation of the Other Backward Classes (OBC) in central government jobs. It is a historic step to ensure adequate representation of the extremely backward in government jobs," he told reporters.
The Union minister of consumer affairs, food, and public distribution said the decision to raise the creamy layer ceiling to Rs 8 lakh per annum from Rs 6 lakh would help a large number of OBC families.
He, however, made it clear that there was no plan to introduce a similar creamy layer bar among the scheduled castes (SCs) and scheduled tribes (STs).
The prime minister had time and again underlined his commitment to ensuring the welfare of the backward classes and this decision was a step in that direction, Paswan said.
Ram Vilas Paswan meets Amit Shah, seeks ordinance on crimes against Dalits and special status for Bihar
Lok Janshakti Party chief Ram Vilas Paswan on Sunday met BJP president Amit Shah, seeking an ordinance to restore the original provisions of a law on atrocities against Dalits and called for ensuring reservation in promotion for the community.
The government will issue an ordinance to uphold the rights of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes if the Supreme Court does not go back on its judgment deleting the provision of immediate arrest on complaints from Dalits, says Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan, who asserts that the Constitution too will be amended if need be.
After its first adjournment, which was shortly after the house met at 11 am, the upper house met at 12 noon.