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Enumeration of BCs: TS told to submit details

The Hyderabad High Court on Tuesday directed Telangana government to inform about the steps taken and procedure followed for enumeration of Backward Class (BC) population in the State. 

Published: 20th June 2018 04:49 AM  |   Last Updated: 20th June 2018 04:49 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

HYDERABAD: THE Hyderabad High Court on Tuesday directed Telangana government to inform about the steps taken and procedure followed for enumeration of Backward Class (BC) population in the State. Justice MS Ramachandra Rao was passing this order in a petition filed by Telangana Congress leaders Dasoju Sravan and B Ravindranath, seeking the court intervention in ensuring scientific approach in reservation of seats for BC communities and its sub-groups (A, B, C, D and E) and compliance of statutory provisions in forthcoming Panchayat Raj elections.

“In the absence of such an exercise being undertaken the allotment of seats reserved for BCs and their sub cases at the mandal and district village level would be subject to wholesale manipulation and result in gerrymandering of constituencies by virtue of ensuring that seats which should be reserved for the BCs are left open for others to participate in the said elections resulting in violation of the letter and spirit of reservation process set out under the TS Panchayat Raj Act,” the petitioners said. After hearing the case, the judge directed the State to furnish details before the court regarding the steps taken and procedure followed for enumeration of BC population.



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