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THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Rajendra Babu Commission for determination of creamy layer among Backward Classes on Sunday recommended that the income for identification of the creamy layer should be raised to Rs.4.5 lakh a year.

The Commission was appointed by the government to fix the income limit for providing reservation benefits to Backward Classes in view of the revision of the income limit by the Centre.

The Commission observed in its report submitted to Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan here that the National Backward Classes Commission had recommended the raising of the income limit for reservation to the Backward Classes to Rs.4.5 lakh and the Central government had approved the same.

In view of that, the income limit for reservation in State government services and institutions should also be raised to Rs.4.5 lakh.

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