A) Those sections of society which pay Income Tax
B) Those sections of socially and educationally backward classes of the society that are economically advanced
C) Those sections of the society that are considered advanced according to Karpuri Thakur formula
D) All sections of upper castes of the society
Correct Answer: B
Solution :[b] The term "creamy layer" was first used during the 1992 Supreme Court judgement on the Mandal Commission recommendations asking for 27% reservations for other backward classes (OBCs) in central government jobs. While the Supreme Court meant that the more privileged among the backward classes do not dominate the reserved categories, the bare bones of the criteria for judging the creamy layer was left with the state governments.
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