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ipplication. Along with his letter dated 23.10.1981 in No.B/55 he
tent my representation dated 3.10.81 and also a copy of the Dis-
rict Collector's D.Dis.13258/80-E2 dated 26.12.1980. Thereafter,
ifter a period of 4 months after satisfying himself about my com-
nunity, the 1st respondent herein directed the 2nd respondent to
ssue appropriate proceedings. The 2nd respondent thereafter is-
sued proceedings in Memo No.B/55 dated 6.3.1982 declaring me
as one belonging to Scheduled Castes. Consequential correc-
tions are made in my service register and gradation loist. Later on
I was promoted as Lower Selection Grade office Assistant on
11.3.1983.1 got promotion 8 months earlier as an entry relating to
my caste in the service register from other castes to scheduled
castes is made.

5. I submit that one of my relations Sri N.Chandrashekara
Lingam hailing from my place appeared for the competitive exami-
nation for selection to Indian Administrative Service in the year
1981. He was selected under the category of scheduled castes.
But on certain petitions received from interested parties, Govern-
ment of India entertained a doubt about his community. An en-
quiry was got conducted into the matter by Govtof India through
the Government of Andhra Pradesh, one Tahsildar, two R.D.Os.,
and a District Collector enquired into the matter. They reported
after a thorough enquiry that Sri N.Chandrasekhara Lingam be-
longs to Beda (Budaga) Jangam community.The two R.D.Os. con-
ducted an elaborate local enquiries in three taluks of Prakasam
District, Kandukur, Ongole and Addanki. On the basis of the said
material and also other material available with the government of
Andhra Pradesh, the Secretary, Social Welfare, Government of
Andhra Pradesh wrote to the Government of India that Sri