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E.Manimegalai v. District CollectorCoimbatore 1 - WA.No.2433 of 2001 [2007] RD-TN 181 (18 January 2007)



Dated:- 18.01.2007


The Hon'ble Mr. Justice P.SATHASIVAM and

The Hon'ble Mr. Justice N.PAUL VASANTHAKUMAR

Writ Appeal No.2433 of 2001

E.Manimegalai .. Appellant Vs.

1.The District Collector,


2.The Revenue Divisional Officer,

Mettur, Salem District.

3.The Central Bank of India,

Regional Office,

14 & 15, Variety Hall Road,

Coimbatore - 1. . Respondents Writ appeal filed under Clause 15 of the Letters Patent against the order dated 11.10.2001 made in W.P.No.5658 of 1997.

For Appellant : Mr.M.Venkatachalapathy, Sr. Counsel for Mr.M.Sriram For respondents : Mr.K.Elango, Spl. Govt. Pleader for R1 & R2

Mr.R.Karthik for M/s.T.S.Gopalan & Co., for R3


(Judgment of the Court was delivered by P.SATHASIVAM,J.) The above writ appeal is directed against the order dated 11.10.2001 made in W.P.No.5658 of 1997, in and by which, the learned single Judge has disposed the writ petition giving liberty to the petitioner to file an appeal.

2. Heard the learned Senior counsel for the appellant as well as the respondents.

3. In view of the order to be passed here under, it is unnecessary to refer all the factual details as stated by both parties.

4. It is not in dispute that as per the decision of the Division Bench of this Court reported in 2006 (1) Law Weekly 492 (V.VALLINAYAGAM VS. THE GOVERNMENT OF TAMIL NADU AND FOUR OTHERS) and after the constitution of Three Member District Level Caste Scrutiny Committee, the matter in issue has to be considered by the said Committee and depending on the decision by the Committee, further action will be taken. It is also brought to our notice that in G.O. Ms.No.111 dated 06.07.2005, the state Government has constituted Three Member District Level Caste Scrutiny Committee. The above aspect is not disputed by any of the parties.

5. In view of the same, the order of the learned single dated 11.10.2001 as well as the order of the District Collector, Salem dated 28.03.1997 are set aside and the matter is remitted to the Three Member District Level Caste Scrutiny Committee to verify the genuineness of the community status of the appellant/petitioner. The Committee is directed to consider the same and give its reasoning within a period of six months from the date of receipt of a copy of this order, after affording adequate opportunity to the appellant/petitioner. The Committee is further directed to arrive at a conclusion based on the materials to be placed, not with reference to the earlier report submitted by the Revenue Divisional Officer, Mettur. The appellant/petitioner is directed to co-operate with the Committee.

6. The writ appeal is allowed on the above terms. No costs.



1.The District Collector,


2.The Revenue Divisional Officer,

Mettur, Salem District.


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