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Beda Jangams in the village. They use Sanku and Ganta at the
time of Siva Pooja only. They are "Gurus" of Saivite sects. They
are begging from their disciples (Sishyas) since ancient days. Now
it has become their Traditional Occupation ie. begging.

Guidelines are taken from "Census of India, 1961, Volume II
Andhra Pradesh Part V B (10)". Ethnographic notes on Scheduled
Castes (1) Mala Jangam and four S.Cs (2) Detailed enquiry re-
ports of District Collectors and the Director of Social Welfare, A.P.,
Hyderabad. [Mala Jangam was synonyms (Generic or local name)
of Beda (Budaga) Jangam in Medak, Nizamabad and Adilabad
Districts, vide scrutiny of Suggestions received during 1961 cen-
sus for recognition of synonyms, Generic names etc., of SC & ST.

The Certifying Officer should cause necessary enquiries in
the concerned village to verify the veracity of the information and
genuineness of the claim and documents furnished by the appli-

In as much as fresh enquiry is directed to be conducted, it
would be in the interest of justice to give the petitioner an oppor-
tunity to participate in the enquiry. The Enquiry Officer is directed
to issue notice of the enquiry to the petitioner and consider his
representation. If the petitioner produces any evidence the same
should also be taken on record and considered while giving the
report. On the basis of the report given by the officer, as directed
above, if the petitioner is found that they belong to Beda Jangam,
a Caste Certificate may be issued to him. If it is found that the
petitioner do not belong to Beda Jangam Caste, it goes without
saying that his claim will be rejected.

The above exercise shall, however, be completed expedi-
tiously and preferably within six months from the date of receipt of