and void as the same are passed in utter violation of the principles
of natural justice and issue consequential direction to the respond-
ent herein not to give effect to the same.
FOR THE APPLICANTS : Mr.C.V.Mohan Reddy, Advocate.
FOR THE RESPONDENTS : Mr. N.Bhaskar Rao, Addl.CGSC.
THE TRIBUNAL DELIVERED THE FOLLOWING JUDGEMENT:
ORDER OF THE TRIBUNAL DELIVERED BY THE HONOUR-
ABLE SHRI D.SURYA RAO MEMBER (JUDICIAL)
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The applicant herein is the petitioner in the Writ petition
No. 10237 of 1984 before the High Court of Andhra Pradesh which
transferred to this tribunal under section 29 of the Administrative
tribunal Act 1985.
2. The applicant questions the Memo No.ST/PF/LSG/RV/
Ongole dated 2-5-1984 issued by the first respondent and the con-
sequential Memo No.B/20 dated 8-5-1984 issued by the 2nd re-
spondent The applicant claims that he belongs to the Beda Jangam
Community, which has been dclared as Scheduled Caste, Con-
sequent on the issue of the schduled castes and scheduled tribes
order (Amendment) Act 1976 Act 108 of 1976) He hailed from
Prakasam Disrict, Andhra Pradesh at the time of joining service in
the Postal Department. This community was initially not declared
a scheduled caste in so far as Andhra area is concerned. How-
ever by amending the Act, the Beda jangam Community was in-
cluded in the list of Scheduled Castes throughout the State. Con-
sequent thereto, the applicant obtained a certificate from the
TahasifcJar, Ongole on 1 -4-1981 that he belongs to the Beda Jangam
Community. On the basis of this certificate he applied to the sec-