Jat quota: Haryana notifies criteria for ‘creamy layer’

Chandigarh, Aug 17 (PTI) The Haryana government todaynotified the criteria for the exclusion of the "creamy layer"within the Backward Classes category as per the scheduleappended to the Haryana Backward Classes (Reservation inServices and Admission in Educational Institution) Act, 2016. Announcing this here, a Welfare of Scheduled Castes andBackward Classes Department spokesman said the children ofthose who have a gross annual income of up to Rs three lakhwould get the first preference as far as the benefits ofreservation in services and admission in educationalinstitutions are concerned. The remaining quota seats would go to those in theBackward Classes category who earn between Rs three lakh andRs six lakh per annum, he said. Those with an annual income of above Rs six lakh would beconsidered the "creamy layer" under section 5 of the Act, thespokesman added. The Haryana government had granted a 10-per cent quota ingovernment jobs and educational institutions in the state toJats and five other communities by carving out the BackwardClass ‘C’ category following protests in February. However, it was stayed in May by the Punjab and HaryanaHigh Court which had given the Haryana government time tillAugust 24 to issue a notification taking out the ‘creamylayer’ from the quota granted to the six communities. PTI CHSRC ZMNRC


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