New Delhi, Sept. 22 -- A committee formed to review the criteria for determining the so-called creamy layer, or better-off sections, among the Other Backwards Classes (OBCs), submitted its report to the Union ministry of social justice and empowerment on Friday.

According to people aware of the development, the report has suggested ways to make the process of determining creamy layer non-discriminatory and legally sound. It has, however, not touched the issue of raising the income ceiling from ~ 8 lakh to ~ 20 lakh, as suggested by the ministry and a parliamentary panel.

Income ceiling is the threshold over which OBC candidates would be barred from caste-based reservation in government jobs and admission to government- funded educational ...