Thiruvananthapuram: Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said on Wednesday that the annual income limit of Rs 6 lakh stipulated for reservation for Other Backward Classes (OBCs) in appointments would be applicable for educational benefits as well.
He was briefing the media on the decisions taken by cabinet. Last month, the cabinet had raised the income limit for determining the creamy layer among OBCs from Rs 4.5 lakh to Rs 6 lakh. But the decision regarding the reservation criteria in education sector was kept in abeyance.
The cabinet decided to request the Governor to convene the Assembly session from January 3 to February 14.
It revised the administrative sanction for Kochi Metro railway project and granted Rs 242.47 crore against Rs 158.68 crore given earlier.
It also sanctioned a financial action plan for the UDF flagship programme of Kannur airport envisaging government funding of Rs 132 crore over five years. Chandy said the tender for the runway had been finalised and the construction would begin soon. Even though the government funding may not be required, it was being given as viability gap funding to help the promoters, Kannur International Airport Ltd, to seek loans from financial institutions....