viz., sale of flowers to the deities, tailoring, village priesthood, ag- ricultural labour etc. The student population in X and XI classes in 1968-69 is quite satisfactory for the whole community. Hence they cannot be considered as socially or educationally backward. JANGAM (BC): But there is a sub sect among the Jangarns whose traditional occupation is begging. They move about with a bell and begging bowl, for alms. They are nomadic, as they move from place to place for begging, This subsect as a whole is eco- nomically poor, as they are mainly dependant on the alms. On account of their profession and extreme poverty they are looked down in society. Being very poor and nomadic they are not able to educate, their children. The number of students in the X and XI classes from this begger class in 1968-69 was negligible. Though separate statistics of student population of this sub-sect are not available, we are convinced that this sub-sect is educationally very backward. Having regard to the fact that this sub-sect occupies an inferior position in the social hierarchy and educationally back- ward, the Commission considers that the sub-sect of Jangam whose traditional occupation was begging, is socially and educa- tionally backward.