Rs 6 lakh per annum for determining the creamy layer amongst the Other Backward Classes. According to September 8, 2013 office memorandum, sons and daughters of persons having gross annual income of Rs 1 lakh or above for a period of three consecutive years would fall within the creamy layer and would not be entitled to get the benefit of reservation available to the Other Backward Classes. The limit of income for determining the creamy layer status was subsequently raised to Rs 2.5 lakh and then to Rs. 4.5 lakh.
Now, with effect from May 16, 2013, the limit has been revised to Rs 6 lakh. There has been a provision of 27% reservation for OBCs in government recruitment including for senior civil service positions like IAS, IPS, IRS etc.
49 IAS empanelled as JS
The following 49 IAS officers of 1994 batch have been empanelled for appointment to the posts of Joint Secretary or equivalent at the Centre.
Dr. Sharat Chauhan (AGMU), Sanjeev Khirwar (AGMU), Sanjay Lohiya (Assam), Samir Kumar Sinha (Assam), AP Das Joshi (Assam), Niraj Verma (Assam), Praveen Prakash (Andhra Pradesh), Atish Chandra (Bihar), Ms. Richa Sharma (Chandigarh), Ms Nidhi Chhiber (Chandigarh), Vikas Sheel (Chandigarh), Manoj Kumar Pingua (Chandigarh), Ganesh Shanker Mishra (Chandigarh), Anurag Agarwal (Haryana), Ms Anuradha Thakur (Himachal Pradesh), Onkar Chand Sharma (Himachal Pradesh), Navin Kumar Choudhary (Jammu and Kashmir), Arvind Shrivastava (Karnataka), Anjum Parwez (Karnataka), Rajesh Kumar Sinha (Kerala), Sanjay Garg (Kerala), A Ajith Kumar (Kerala), Ms Pallavi Jain (Madhya Pradesh), Ms Rashmi Arun Shami (Madhya Pradesh), Had Ranjan Rao (Madhya Pradesh), Sheo Shekhar Shukla (Madhya Pradesh), Ms Dipali Rastogi (Madhya Pradesh), Manish Rastogi (Madhya Pradesh), JN Malpani (Madhya Pradesh), Vikas Shankar Kharage (Maharashtra), Ms Vennecaganti Radha (Maharashtra), BV Gopala Reddy (Maharashtra), Santosh Kumar (Maharashtra), Dr VN More (Maharashtra), Rajesh Agarwal (Manipur-Tripura), Piyush Goyal (Nagaland), Ms Ranjana Chopra (Odisha), Ms Aparajita Sarangi (Odisha), G Mathi Vathanan (Odisha), Tejveer Singh (Punjab), Vikas Pratap (Punjab), Dhirendra Kumar Tiwari (Punjab), Kuldeep Ranka (Rajasthan), Naresh Pal Gangwar (Rajasthan), K Sreenivasulu (Sikkim), Atul Anand (Tamil Nadu), Sudeep Jain (Tamil Nadu), Partha Sarthi Sensharma (Uttar Pradesh), Ms Nandini Chakravorty (West Bengal).
Action and Appointments
a) Come June 17 to 21, 2013, a few IAS officers will have an in-service training programme at Tata Management Training Centre (TMTC), Pune on the subject "Developing Leadership Excellence".