According to the petitioner Pon Thammabla, Founder Managing Trustee of "Dr Ambedkar Foundation' as per the government order, local bodies should pass resolution for removing the caste suffix from the streets and towns. The District Collectors should monitor and file a report to the government to effect that the caste suffix had been removed.

The GO was passed on October 31 1978 and it had not been implemented properly. He submitted said that all the "Adidravidars" should be called as "Adidravidar community" without mentioning the respect "sub-sect caste suffix". A Government Order regarding the same had also been ordered on February 24 2007. But it had not been implemented, the petitioner said.
But the caste suffix had not been removed from street names and town names. This led to existence of caste system in many local bodies.
The judges ordered notices to the Chief Secretary and secretaries of Municipal and Water Supply, Principal Secretary, Aandrural development and Panchayat Raj Principal Secretary and posted the case for hearing to March 23.

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