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dt.3-4-1984 and G.O.Ms.No.51, Social Welfare (J) Department
dt.20-3-1984. The effective portion of the judgement of the High
Court third cited is that the social status claim of the petitioners
must be enquired further based on the other oral and documen-
tary evidences etc., besides just the criteria mentioned in the Gov-
ernment Memo.1 st cited and G.O.2nd cited.
4.       Thus all the District Collectors are informed that Govern-
ment G.O.2nd cited and Government Memo 1st cited have been
quashed by the High Court in its order 3rd cited and these are
not in force. The judgement of the High Court in the reference
6th cited has treated Government Memo in reference 4th cited
also, as unreasonable.
5.      A copy of the latest order of the High Court (reference 7th
cited) is enclosed for necesssary action of all the Collectors. This
order lists out the distinguishing features between the Jangams
and Bedajangams. The Collectors should ensure that all the rel-
evant documentary and other evidences are examined properly
and then only conclusions are drawn about the caste of the claim-
ants. Infact detailed rules are being issued by the Government
shortly, prescribing a detailed procedure of enquiry by the Scru-
tiny Committee at district level to establish social status claims
particularly where castes have similar nomenclatures.
6.       The District Collectors are requested to take necesssary
action accordingly in the matter.
All the District Collectors (w.e.)
Copy to:
Commissioner of Social Welfare, Hyderabad (W.E.)