Kapu Reservations: Two commissions that did nothing

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Kapu Reservations: Two commissions that did nothing

Kapu Reservations: Two commissions that did nothing

కాపులను కరేపాకులుగా వాడుకుంటున్న తెలుగుదేశం , కాంగ్రెస్ పార్టీ ప్రభుత్వాలు .
కాపులంటే నిర్లక్ష్యం. కాపులను మోసం చేయటమే వారి ధ్యేయం . మాయ మాటలతో ,మీడియా సహకారంతో నిజాలను వక్రీకరించి ప్రచారం చేస్తాయి. కాపు సంక్షేమంపై “ప్రభుత్వం ఖర్చు చేసిన నిధుల శ్వేత పత్రం ” విడుదల చేయాలి.

పుట్టుస్వామి కమీషన్ రికార్డులు మాయం అవటమే ,,,, కాపుల పట్ల ప్రభుత్వాలు అనుసరిస్తున్న వైఖరికి నిదర్శనం .

02-02-016:Two statutory Backward Castes commissions that held sway over the affairs of BCs in AP and Telangana areas for over two decades did nothing for the status of Kapus in the state during their tenure.
The two commissions, Justice K S Putta Swamy Commission and Justice Dalava Subrahmanyam Commission, were there officially functioning as statutory BC Commissions from 1993 to 2011.While Putta Swamy commission functioned from 1993 to 2003, Justice Dalava Subrahmanyam commission had functioned from 2004 to 2011.
From 2011 till the end of January 2016, no BC commission was set up despite a clear direction from the Supreme Court. The state of AP appointed Justice Manjunath Commission only last week after realizing that the Kapu protest was perhaps brewing in the horizon.

When TOI made an effort to know why the two statutory judicial commissions that functioned between 1993 and 2011 as BC Commissions of AP did for the socio economic status of Kapus, the replies that came out projected a sorry picture of negligence by the respective state governments and to some extent by the commissions themselves.
Justice Putta Swamy commission despite spending more than Rs 7 crore during its tenure did not furnish to the state even an interim report on the status of Kapus. Worse still, it could not even protect the survey material it collected over the social and economic status of Kapus in its 10 year long stint. When contacted over phone on Monday , Justice Putta Swamy who is turning 90 within a week from now, told TOI that he could not furnish any report to the state on the status of Kapus. Settled in his native Bangalore, the former chief of AP BC Commission blamed the 2003 Telangana agitation in the AP Secretariat for the faux paus. “The T activists had destroyed all our records and in this melee we lost all the Kapu survey material,” Justice Putta Swamy said.

“There were two or three nonofficial members in the commission and they were totally non cooperative, the judge added a second reason for his failure to submit any report,” he said.
The story of Justice Dalava Subrahmanyam Commission was even more interesting. Appointed in 2004 as the AP’s statutory BC Commission, it spent the first five years (During YS Rajasekhara Reddy rule) studying and defending reservations for the backward sections among Muslims. One need not find fault with the commission for its preoccupation with Muslims as it was on the top priority list of the undivided state. But what the commission should have done was to concentrate on other pressing issues like Kapus too, P Gangaiah Naidu, a senior counsel from the Hyderabad High Court said.
What followed later was a pathetic story pf neglect. During the regime of AP Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy , Justice Dalava Subrahmanyam wrote to the state to take up the cause of surveying the status of Kapus. As the socio-economic survey was to be done by a private expert agency , the judge sought funds for meeting the expenses. The agency was seeking Rs 40 lakh for completing the task of studying Kapus and its sub-castes spread over all the coastal AP and Rayalaseema districts. Currently settled in Chennai, Justice Subrahmanyam told TOI on Monday over phone that the state was not ready to release this money . “It released Rs 10 lakh for the job. Expressing its inability to complete the task which involves appointing graduates as investigators, the agency sought at least Rs 25 lakh,” Justice Subrahmanyam said. “What was required was just Rs 15 lakh more as Rs 10 lakh was already released. But even that money was not released by Kiran Kumar Reddy regime. Finally , may be because I was insisting on commencing the survey , the state refused to extend the tenure of my commission beyond 2011,” Justice Subrahmanyam added. “This was done purposefully ,” he said.

 

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