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T. Jayasudha v/s The Revenue Divisional Officer, Harur, Dharmapuri

    W.P. No. 18397 of 2018

    Decided On, 19 July 2018

    At, High Court of Judicature at Madras


    For the Petitioner: G. Sankaran, Advocate. For the Respondent: S. Kamalesh Kannan, G.A.

Judgment Text

(Prayer: Petition filed under Article 226 of the Constitution of India, praying for the issuance of a Writ of Mandamus to direct the Respondent to issue Hindu Kurumans Scheduled Tribe Community Certificate in favour of the Petitioner (T.Jayasudha) and in favour of Petitioner's minor children viz., V.Pavithra and V.Avandhika, respectively, that they belong to Hindu Kurumans Scheduled Tribe Community, based on the Scheduled Tribe Community Certificate issued in favour of the Petitioner's husband and by considering the application/representation submitted by the Petitioner dated 20.02.2018, within a time frame to be fixed by this Court.)

M. Venugopal, J.

1. Heard the Learned Counsel for the Petitioner and the Learned Government Advocate for the Respondent.

2. According to the Petitioner, she belongs to 'Hindu Kurumans' community, which is classified as Scheduled Tribe. She possesses a qualification of X Standard and she is married to one S.Vajjiram and has two children, viz., V.Pavithra and V.Avandhika, studying in XII and X Standard, respectively. For the purpose of fur

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ther studies after school education and for employment, she requires a Community Certificate for herself as well as for her children.

3. The stand of the Petitioner is that her husband S.Vajjiram belongs to Hindu Kurumans ST Community and further that her husband was issued with Hindu Kuruman ST Community (bearing Certificate No.2640809, dated 28.12.1995) by the Revenue Divisional Officer, Dharmapuri, after due enquiry and verification. The Petitioner's paternal uncle B.Tamilmani, son of Beeran was also issued with Hindu Kurumans ST Community Certificate by the Revenue Divisional Officer, Dharmapuri, on 30.08.1994 and the same was scrutinised by the Tamil Nadu State Level Scrutiny Committee, Chennai and after careful examination, the Committee had determined that B.Tamilmani belongs to Hindu Kurumans (ST) Community. Apart from that, her another paternal uncle's son T.Manoj, son of Tamilarasan, was