creamy layer
 n.— «Though the Moily Oversight Committee on OBC reservations appears to be split on the issue of what to do with the “creamy layer,” or the well-to-do amongst the OBCs, the government is likely to stick to its decision to allow the “creamy layer” OBCs to avail themselves of reservations as well. The reason is simple. If the creamy layer, defined as those families earning more than Rs 2.5 lakh a year today, who form the top tenth of the country’s population, is not to be allowed to get OBC reservations, the OBC quotas could remain largely unfilled!» —“Creamy layer matters” by Sunil Jain in New Delhi Business Standard (India) Sept. 4, 2006. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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