Is family pension considered for total income while calculating income for application of OBC NCL certificate?


Other Backward Classes (OBC) are socially and educationally backward classes in India.

If your parents are not directly recruited Class1 (Group A) or Class2 (GroupB) officers or if they do not occupy any constitutional posts (like that of President, Vice President, Governor etc) you are most likely to fall under Non-Creamy Layer OBC.

If your parents are not employed by the government, their income should be within the limits by the government to be treated as Non-Creamy Layer OBC.

In order to qualify as an OBC non-creamy layer candidate, the applicantÕs parentsÕ annual income should be less than Rs. 8 lakhs. So the Income Limit of determining the Non-Creamy Layer Status of OBCs is less than 8 lakhs. Salary and agricultural income are not considered as income while calculating the annual income for creamy layer status.

In other words, while determining the creamy layer status of any candidate, the income from the salaries and income from the agricultural land shall not be taken into account. So if income from other sources other than the salary and agriculture exceeds the income limit, only then shall the candidate shall be treated as Creamy Layer.

In the present case, a portion of family pension is considered for total income while calculating income during application for OBC NCL certificate.

Reference: National Commission for Backward Classes – 202100190-20210043-7602 –


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