Amaravati, Dec 28: In an essential transfer in the direction of social transformation, villages and colonies with an unique inhabitants of Scheduled Castes in Anantpur district are being renamed after freedom fighters and social activists.
Andhra Pradesh turned the primary state within the nation to take away caste-based names of residential areas and final week, the federal government of Maharashtra determined to comply with go well with. The district collector, Gandham Chandrudu who was moved by the discrimination that the SC communities proceed to face within the villages directed the officers to not use the phrases, Dalits, Harijans or Girijan in official communications and as an alternative solely use Schedule Caste/Schedule Tribe to outline individuals belonging to those communities.
Gandham Chandrudu additionally warned of disciplinary motion in opposition to those that violated the directions.
Additional Chandrudu made the district panchayat officers to make all village panchayats cross a decision in search of a change of their names kind the prevailing Harijanawada or Girijanawada. Following the decision, a committee of senior officers was constituted to call the SC colonies after famend freedom fighters and social activists.
Chandrudu ensured that every one the 390 SC colonies have been renamed in official data. 203 colonies have been named after Dr. B R Ambedkar, whereas the others have been named after Chandrasekhar, Azad, Netaji, Gandhi, Neher, Mom Teresa, Vallabhai Patel and Gautam Buddha.
Thirty 9 colonies beneath the Rural Growth Belief have been re-named both RDT Colony or after the RDT’s founders Mancho and Vincent Ferror. Chandrudu mentioned that after verifying the Centre’s directions, an govt order was issued to ban the utilization of Harijan/Girijan identify in all data together with the names of villages and colonies. He additionally mentioned that titles equivalent to Mala Palle-Madiga Palle have been eliminated.