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Full text of "The Ethnology Of Beda Badaga Jangam Caste In Andhra Pradesh"

tered in the Service Register as "Jangam" instead of
"BEDAJANGAMA*. The said "Bedajangam" aste was included in
the list of Scheduled castes as per the G.O.Ms.No.838, G.A.D.
dated 15-12-77. Since the petitioner entered into the government
Service during the year 1976 and where as the Government have
issued the Government order subsequently in the year 1977 the
petitioner applied for issue of Caste Certificate. The then Revenue
Divisional Officer, Chittoor after making enquiry into the caste of
the Petitioner and issued a Certificate in his D.Dis.No.249/87, dated
28.1.87 that the Petitioner belongs to "BEDAJANGAM0 caste. Ac-
cordingly necessary entries were made in the Service Register of
the Petitioner.
That the Secretary to Government of A.P., Scheduled Caste Wel-
fare Association, A.P., submitted a petition to the Commissioner of
commercial taxes that the petitioner managed to obtain a Bogus
caste Certificate and trying to get the benefits of the Scheduled
Caste People. The Commissioner of commercial Taxes seems to
have referred the matter to this Honourable Authority for conduct-
ing detailed enquiry about the caste of the petitioner and to give
findings. While issuing Social Status certificate, the Revenue Divi-
sional Officer, Chittoor made a confidential enquiry into the matter.
No notice was issued to this petitioner before conducting enquiry
and this petitioner wqs denied the opportunity of putting forth the
material evidence to prove his caste as 'BEDAJANGAM11.
That prior to the issue of G.O.Ms.No.838 dated 15.12.1977, there
were no special concessions in Education or appointments to the
"BEDAJANGAM* caste people in Andhra Region. Irrespective of
the sub castes (i.e. Bedajangam, Budaga Jangam and Mala
Jangam) they are called as Jangam in the Village. Accordingly their
caste is ateo entered as Jangam in School records. They were not
particular about the Sub sect and were not serious about it. Even
according to the Synopsis of Bedajangam Community discussed
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