Can one be who belongs to kapu community with OC category in Andra pradesh be considered same as Munnuru kapu comunity who is classified as OBC and be eligible to apply in goverment exams under the OBC category?


In 1968, the Anantha Raman Commission set up by the Andhra Pradesh government recognised Munnuru Kapus and Turpu Kapus as backward classes, but not the Kapus as a whole.

Kapu is an agricultural/agrarian community primarily found in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana and has many sub caste and these can include various subcaste with OC category while some have OBC category.

Munnuru Kapu found in Telangana but prefer to call themselves as Kapu.

Within these subcastes, Turupu Kapu and Munuru Kapu fall under OBC.

The other subcastes of Kapu fall in OC(Forward Caste) and do not qualify for reservations.Under article 341, the President ,where it is a State, after consultation with the Governor thereof, by public notification, specify the castes, races or tribes or parts of or groups within castes, races or tribes which shall for the purposes of this Constitution be deemed to be Scheduled Castes in relation to that State .

Article 335 states that of the members of the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes shall be taken into consideration, consistently with the maintenance of efficiency of administration, in the making of appointments to Government post.

In the present case the client belongs to Kapu community but under OC category and therefore cannot be eligible under OBC category in goverment exams.

Reference: Article 341 of the Indian Constitution, 1950 state that the president in consulation of the governor of states public notify the communities or tibes falling under SC/ST category.
Article 355 of the Indian Constitution,1950 state that the SC/ST category are given consideration while appointment to goverment post. – 202100461-20210042-969



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