OBC Creamy Layer Criteria

        It is observed in many cases that people are not aware of all the criteria related to the OBC Creamy layer categorization. Many times candidates apply to competitive examinations with the OBC non-Creamy layer category but at the time of document verification, they have to face problems and in some cases their candidature is at stake of cancellation. For clarity of OBC creamy layer, I am broadly discussing three cases below:

1) If your Father/Mother is working in Central Government Department:

S. No. Condition Category
1 If Father & Mother both are appointed as Group-A Officer OBC Creamy Layer
2 If Father & Mother both are appointed as Group-B Officer OBC Creamy Layer
3 If either Father or Mother is appointed as Group-A Officer OBC Creamy Layer
4 If Father & Mother both appointed as other than Group-A or B Officer and both Promoted as Group-A or Group-B officer before age of 40 years OBC Creamy Layer
5 If Father & Mother both appointed as other than Group-A or B Officer and both Promoted as Group-B officer or any one promoted to Group-A before age of 40 years OBC Creamy Layer
6 If either Father or Mother is appointed as other than Group-A and Promoted to Group-A officer before age of 40 years OBC Creamy Layer

2) If your Father/Mother is working in State Government Department:

S. No. Condition Category
1 If Father & Mother both are appointed as Group-B Officer OBC Creamy Layer
2 If Father & Mother both appointed as other than Group-B Officer and both Promoted as Group-A officer before age of 40 years OBC Creamy Layer
3 If Father & Mother both appointed as other than Group-B Officer and both Promoted as Group-B officer or any one promoted to Group-A before age of 40 years OBC Creamy Layer
4 If either Father or Mother is appointed as other than Group-B and Promoted to Group-A officer before age of 40 years OBC Creamy Layer

3) If your Father/Mother is working in other Semi-Government/Autonomous Departments (PSU, Banks, Insurance Organizations, Universities etc.)

The criteria prescribed for determining creamy layer status of sons and daughters of persons in Government service mutatis mutandis applies to the sons and daughters of persons holding equivalent or comparable posts in PSUs, Banks, Insurance Organizations, Universities etc. and holding equivalent or comparable posts and positions under private employment. The creamy layer status of the sons and daughters of employees of organizations where evaluation of the posts on equivalent or comparable basis has not been made is determined on the basis of ‘Income/Wealth Test’ given in the Schedule. The Income/Wealth Test prescribes that the sons and daughters of persons having gross income of Rs. 6.0 lakh or above or possessing wealth above the exemption limit as prescribed in the Wealth Tax Act for a period of three consecutive years would be treated to fall in creamy layer.

Clarification:-

Income of the parents from salaries and from the other sources [other than salaries and agricultural land] is determined separately. If either the income of the parents from the salaries or the income of the parents from other sources [other than salaries and agricultural land] exceeds the limit of Rs. 6.0 lakh per annum for a period of three consecutive years, the sons and daughters of such persons shall be treated to fall in creamy layer. But the sons and daughters of parents whose income from salaries is less than Rs. 6.0 lakh per annum and income from other sources is also less than Rs. 6.0 lakh per annum will not be treated as falling in creamy layer even if the sum of the income from salaries and the income from the other sources is more than Rs. 6.0 lakh per annum for a period of three consecutive years. It may be noted that income from agricultural land is not taken into account while applying the Test.

For detailed information and all the letters, circulars issued by Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions regarding the OBC Creamy/Non-creamy layer, please visit the link given below:

http://www.ncbc.nic.in/Writereaddata/dopteng.pdf

Link for proforma to be filled & submitted by OBC candidates at the time of documents verification for exam conducted by UPSC:

http://upscdaf.nic.in/daf/daf_ese_2016/ANNEXURE.pdf

Link for downloading the updated OBC Proforma:

http://www.upsc.gov.in/recruitment/proforma/2015/obc%20revised%20proforma.pdf

http://www.ncbc.nic.in/Writereaddata/36036_2_2013-Estt-Res_30052014635430196013010641.pdf

40 Replies to “OBC Creamy Layer Criteria”

  1. Sir,My father is a state govt. Servant .He has joined the service as junior engineer and he was not promoted to group A or group B before age 40.But the office is not issuing me obc. Certificate .There is a software in which all the details are entered and it considers only salary not the post.so I am unable to get obc certificate.

    1. Dear Rohit , state government authorities are not aware of all the facts. You can download the circulars from above link and show them.

      1. Actually the problem is in software when details are entered it shows you are not eligible on the basis of salary.It considers the application according to income only and not on the basis of post.To change the system I have to go to higher authorities.But I cannot do all this as I am preparing.Can you tell where can I complain about this online or to whom should I send an email?

      2. Dear Rohit, you must meet higher authorities if required . There must be options for government employees. Or the authority needs something from you for issuing certificate.

  2. Sir my father was terminated from his service in 2002 and was suspended in 1998 but now in last month he again got his govt job by winning the case from supreme court after 18 yrs. Now my father’s age is 50. So am i eligible for reservation under NCL?

      1. Sir my father isin Group B state govt and his last 3 consecutive year income is 2.2 lac per annum i.e. less than 6 lac becoz he was not in govt service but last week he has joined back after his acquittal from supreme court. So am i eligible for NCL considering his income of last 3 years? Sir please help

  3. Sir,I have cleared ESE 2016 written exam(EE).I need some help..the problem is that,as per the instructions of UPSC…
    Following statement has to be fulfilled in the OBC certificate.

    Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe/Other Backward Classes certificate, in original, (with a copy thereof) in prescribed form with latest Creamy Layer Clause 2013 issued by the competent authority of the District to which you belong (in case you claim to hold Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe/Other Backward Classes status).

    I have recently made my certificate,but it does not contain latest creamy layer clause 2013..Will they accept my OBC certificate???

    1. Don’t worry dear, It might be that you have not asked for issuing the certificate of Central Government prescribed proforma. Noone will stop you for appearing in interview. may be in your case you have to give an undertaking that you will submit the new certificate after some days.

  4. sir my father is a state govt class b officer and mother is a housewife.parent income is 10 lakhs.but on the basis of class i would be in non creamy layer na??

    1. income would not be seen then na ….as i have ese interiew next month;i was little confused if they would understand this

      1. Dear Atulya,
        The income is not the provision for Government employees. You don’t worry for it. Noone can stop you from appearing in interview.
        My best wishes for our Interview.

  5. Sir my father isin Group B state govt and his last 3 consecutive year income is 2.2 lac per annum i.e. less than 6 lac becoz he was not in govt service but last week he has joined back after his acquittal from supreme court. So am i eligible for NCL considering his income of last 3 years? Sir please help

  6. my father is a class 1 contractor, i have caste certificate and income certifcate issued by taluk office as OBC and icome as 15000 per year…which category i belong to

  7. Sir,i couldn’t understand what is residential clause in obc certificate???It is written in instructions that residential clause should be duly filled up.Is it already in the obc cerificate or it is a different certificate like obc undertaking certificate???

  8. sir
    i am working in Maharashtra state govt .
    my father is retired from state govt as class III employee.
    am i eligible for Non creamy layer?

  9. Hello Sir,

    My father is working with Public Sector Bank as Scale 1 officer. And his income is above 6 lacs. Can you please confirm whether i come under CL or Ncl.??

  10. hello sir
    i want to know that whether validity of NCL certificate holds for specific financial year, or once issued certificate is valid for life time?
    i have taken NCL certificate in 2014 is it valid for this year and on wards.
    pls guide me .

  11. sir my father is working in uco bank(PSU) as assistant manager and his annual income is 7.2 lakhs…So am i eligible for NCL considering his income

  12. sir
    can i apply for ESE 2017 with my NCL certificate taken in 2014.
    will they allow me to produce Fresh NCL at the time of Interview?

  13. sir my father is lecturer in semi government college and his income is 8-9Lakhs per annum.so do i fall in creamy layer or non creamy layer and he is class B employee or class-A? please reply sir,nobody is justifying me

  14. Sir,my father and mother works in state government,both are govt teachers.Father is School Assistant (social),Mother is primary school teacher.
    Please give me clarity whether I come under OBC non creamy layer .

  15. If your both parents are group-B officers or either of one is group A officer, then only you fall in OBC Creamy layer.

  16. Sir my father works in a PSU and his income was more than 6 lakhs for the last 3 years. He works as Deputy Manager with annual income around 10 lakhs.
    Am I in the Creamy Layer?
    Sir please reply as i want to apply for ESE 2018,so I want to be sure before filling the application.

  17. sir i belong to obc cast .my father is a teacher in mdhya pradesh state and group 4 employee . his salary is above 6 lakh since one and half year. am i belong to obc non creamy layer .

  18. sir my mother is state govt. employee she is nurse in govt. hospital her salary is above 7 lakh now this year but she is grade C employee.
    my father is in psb as a clerk his salary is also above 7 lakh now but in consecutive year 1 year has less than 6 lakh so am i under obc ncl

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