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

certificates, he was initially recruited into service and
promoted thereafter. Those certificates are the subject
matter of controversy and the real question that was
required to be adjudicated by the competent authority was
- whether those certificates hve to be cancelled on the
ground that the petitioner played fraud and obtained those
certificates. Of course, incidentally, the question - whether
the petitioner belongs to "Kotiya Bentho Oriya" caste may
have to be adjudicated, as those certificates could be
cancelled on reaching the conclusion that the petitioner
does not belong to "Kotiya Bentho Oriya" community, but
obtained certificates from the competent authority as if he
belongs to "Kotiya Bentho Oriya" community.
12.   I am not inclined to accede to the submission made
by the learned Counsel for the petitioner that the petitioner
is entitled for the copies of those documents required by
him, as stated in his letters dated 23-2-1991; 21-3-1991
and 3-4-1991. The petitioner cannot insist for the supply of
documents which are not in the possession of the
respondents. However, the third respondent had supplied
a copy of the report submitted by the Commissioner of
Tribal Welfare in which it is held that the petitioner does not
belong to "Kotiya Bentho Oriya" community. The petitioner
is not entitled to ask for the copies of the complaint upon
which the entire action is initiated against him. The
authorities are entitled to receive information from
whatever source. The petitioner cannot insist for an
opportunity to cross examine the complainants. The
competent authority has the power to determine whether