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Government of India
Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment
14 DEC 2021 4:34PM by PIB Delhi
Income Limit Fixed For EWS

Persons who are not covered under the existing scheme of reservations for the Scheduled Castes, the Scheduled Tribes and the Socially and Educationally Backward Classes and whose family has gross annual income below Rs.8.00 lakh are to be identified as EWSs for the benefit of reservation.

The annual family income. The same income limit has been adopted by the Government for determination of EWS beneficiaries.

The prescribed condition for determination of OBC candidates in Creamy layer and for determination of EWS candidates are entirely different except that in both cases the income limit of Rs.8.00 lakh per annum is prescribed.

This information was given by Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Dr. Virendra Kumar in the Lok Sabha in a written reply today.