(3) Special effort was made in the 1931 census and by a
special committee to draw up a "SCHEDULE" of the "CASTES"
entitled to benefit from these various special arrangements.
VIII. GOVERNMENT OF INDIA ACT, 1935 FIRST SCHEDULE,
26(1), PAGE 217.
"The Scheduled Castes" means such castes, race or tribes
or parts of or groups within castes, reces or tribes, being castes,
race, tribes, parts or groups which appear to His Majesty in coun-
cil to correspond to the classes of persons formerly known as
"the depressed classes" as His Majesty in Council may specify11.
The President of India in exercise of his powers conferred
under Article 341 has included only two occupational subgroups
of JANGAM community ie., Beda (Budaga) Jangam and Mala
Jangam. The Beda jangam/ Budaga jangam and Mala Jangam
having fulfilled the requisite conditions to include under the Sched-
uled caste, as they were not only economically and educationally
backward but also socially Backward by virtue of their inferior ritual
traditional occupation of performing the funeral rites in the houses
of all sudra Varnas" including Mala, Madiga etc. untouchables,
which is stigma on this Beda (Budaga) Jangam community for the
purpose of giving effect to the provisions for special electoral rep-
resentation in the Government of India Act. 1935, the Government
of India (Scheduled castes) order 1936 was issued.
VIII. THE GAZETTE OF INDIA EXTRAORDINARY :
PART II - Section 3
Published By Authority
New Delhi, Friday, August 11,1950.
Ministry of Law, New Delhi.