Chellappa Commission lacks legality: Congress

Chellappa Commission lacks legality: Congress
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The Congress leaders demanded the State government to scrap the  Chellappa Commission as it lacks legality. In this connection, The DCC ST Cell Chairman B Naveen Naik and ex-MLA P Veeraiah submitted a memorandum to the Commission Chairman S Chellappa on Tuesday. 

Warangal: The Congress leaders demanded the State government to scrap the Chellappa Commission as it lacks legality. In this connection, The DCC ST Cell Chairman B Naveen Naik and ex-MLA P Veeraiah submitted a memorandum to the Commission Chairman S Chellappa on Tuesday.

A meeting of the three-member Commission was held here on Tuesday seeking opinions from the concerned sections over the inclusion of Valmiki Boya and Khaithi Lambadas into the Scheduled Tribes category. Describing the Chellappa Commission as unconstitutional as it aims at delaying 12 percent reservations to Scheduled Tribes (STs) as promised by the TRS government, the leaders demanded that 10 percent reservation should be given to Scheduled Tribes as per their population.

They also demanded the filling up of the ST backlog posts and the upgradation of tribal hamlets into gram panchayats.On the other hand, Boya Hakkula Porata Samithi leader V Santhosh wanted the commission to recognize the Valmiki Boya community as STs. Before independence, the community was recognised under the category of STs.

But in 1968, it was categorised as BC-A causing injustice to the community members, he lamented. Joint Collector Prashanth J Patil, Commissioner of Police G Sudheer Babu, ITDA PO Amoy Kumar, Additional Joint Collector S Tirupathi Rao, the Commissioner members K Jagannatha Rao and HK Nagu were present.

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