Introduction of the ‘Creamy Layer’ Concept in the Scheduled Castecategory


The Scheduled Castes (SC) are notified under the provisions of Article 341 of the Constitution of India, under which there is no provision of exclusion of creamy layer.

30% of the National Overseas Scholarship awards for each year are earmarked for women candidates. Gender-wise data of selected candidates under National Overseas Scholarship for SC etc. for last five years is as follows:

Year 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23
Male 65 70 69 86 89
Female 35 30 31 39 36
Total 100 100 100 125 125


This information was given by Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Shri A. Narayanaswamy in a written reply in Rajya Sabha