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Demand for the implementation of the recommendation made by Constitution Review Commission of India on the insistence of CNC for the creation of Coorg Development Board under article 371.....


To,                                                                                                                                                                      01.10.2015

1.His Excellency Shri Pranab Mukharjee,

The Hon’ble President Sovereign Republic of India,

Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi – 01

2.Shri Narendra Modi ji,

The Hon’ble Prime Minister Sovereign Republic of India,

South Block, New Delhi – 01

3.Shri Rajanath Singh ji,

The Hon’ble Minister for Home Affairs,

Union Govt of India

North Block, New Delhi – 01

4.Shri Vaju Bhai Vala ji,

His Excellency The Hon’ble Governor,

State of Karnataka,

Rajbhavan Bangalore - 01

5.Mr. Ban Ki-Moon

His Excellency The Secretary General


1st ave.and46th street,NewYork,NY10017USA
Tel: 1(212)9631234
Fax: 1(212)9634879

6.Shri K.G Bopaiah ji MLA

Virajpet Constituency &

The Hon’ble former Speaker of Karnataka Legislative Assembly.

7.Shri Pratap Simha ji

The Hon’ble Member of Parliament,

Mysore, Kodagu – Coorg

8.Shri Appachu Ranjan ji

The Hon’ble Member Karnataka Legislative Assembly, Somwarpet.

Through the Deputy Commisioner of Kodagu (Coorg) Karnataka, Madikeri 571201

Dear Sirs,                                                                     Memorandum

            Sub: Demand for the implementation of the recommendation made by Constitution Review Commission of India on the insistence of CNC for the creation of Coorg Development Board under article 371 of (Please note: Chapter 8: union state relation 8.23.1 of CRC report) our Constitution as has been done in relation to touching Hyderabad Karnataka Region – appropriate amendment to the Constitution is desirable at once.

            It may not be an out of place act on our part if we may be permitted to advert your kind attention to the subject and reference cited above and we take honor to remind you that the then Union Govt under the inimitable leadership of Bharat Rathna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Constituted a Constitution Review Commission of India under the Chairmanship of Mr. Justice M.N Venkatachalaiah a former Chief Justice of India and 11 other reputed Scholars, Jurists, Socio - Political Scientists & Constitutional experts as its members in the year 2000. And we drag this opportunity that we have placed a honest representation before the Commission on 21-11-2000 at Vighyan Bhavan New Delhi. The Hon’ble CRC has submitted its detailed report and recommended a Constitution of a Coorg.

Development Board under Article 371 of our Constitution, starting of Central University and a Sainik School for Coorg. Sainik School has already been started.

No doubt true that our Prime objects are carving out of Union Territory status or Coorg under Articles 2&3 of our Constitution and the creation of Codava land Autonomous Region under the 6th Schedule of our Constitution. We will continue our struggle for the creation of Codava land with UT Status & Autonomy, but we unhesitatingly request you to be good enough to constitute a Development Board for Coorg Dist on the lines of the recommendations made by the said CRC (Constitution Review Commission of India). Already Hyderabad Karnataka region has been assigned special package under Article 371 of our Constitution in the year 2014. Such a scheme definitely has all the opportunities to implement developmental programs, Education and Job reservation Quota etc to be valid for entire State. We take this opportunity to make available such a scheme to Kodagu region at once with an appropriate Constitutional amendment to that respect. No doubt true that we will continue our agitation for our legitimate dear demands as mentioned above.        

Development Board for Coorg Proposed by Constitution Review Commission of India “A Victory of CNC”

The recommendations of the Constitution Review commission regarding the establishment of Coorg Development Council under Article 371, the demand was originated, initiated and pressurized by CNC only, should be given effect to at once. (Please note: Chapter 8: union state relation 8.23.1 of CRC report) “The recommendation for a separate Development Board for Codagu, made by the Constitution Review Commission is a step forward to the resurgence of Codava Land”. The CNC had presented memorandums before the Commission headed by Honorable Justice M. N. Venkatachalaiah and had met almost all the members of the Commission and apprised them of the need for the restoration of Codava land, constitutional special guarantee for the Codava race, reservation for Codavas on the basis of primitive ethno linguistic tribal minority national status’, and autonomous Central University.


I recall about the special meeting convened by the CRC for a 30 member delegation on November 21, 2000 when the delegation had visited Delhi in connection with the CNC's rally and apprised him of the demands of CNC. "No doubt many of our requests have been left untouched, yet we have half succeeded and we are grateful to Justice Venkatachalaiah and other Constituents of the Commission." That the ball is now in the Union Government’s court. I am sure that the report submitted by the Commission will see easy passage in the parliament on presentation. The actual procedure required amendments to each and every area touched by the statute book separately. Likewise a Constitutional Amendment under Article 371 has to be made, as have been made amendments to Article 371 {A) to 371(j) in case of Nagaland, Assam, Manipur, Andhra, Sikkim, Mizorarn, Arunachal, Goa, Vidarbha, Marathwada, Saurashtra Kutch and Hyderabad Karnataka Region. All aspects concerning Development Boards require President's special powers. In accordance the Governor of each given state is responsible to act in acc9rdance with the directions of the President from time to time.


Significance of the Development Board:

A. Establishment of a separate Development Board for Coorg with the provision that a report on the working of this board will be placed each year before state legislative assembly. 

B. The equitable allocation of funds for development expenditure over the said areas, subject to the requirements of the state as a whole and, 

C. The equitable arrangement providing adequate facilities for technical education and vocational training and adequate opportunities for employment in Services Under the control of the state and Central Government.

The Governor has to act according to the directions issued by the President from time to time and the Governor has to act in his discretion. This means that even though the governor has to consult the ministers, the final decision in these matters shall be that of the Governor in his individual judgment, which no court can question. That the mention of “Coorg” was deleted when Article 242 of the Constitution (exclusively for Coorg when it was part C state) was repealed. Now that the amendment to Article 371 are expected to be made in course of time, it is more significant fact that the word “Coorg” shall find its entry into our Constitution once again.

PS  “The aldermen of Coorg met the Simon Commission in 1930s and certain provisions have been incorporated in the Govt. of India Act, 1935. It was the first and only occasion when something positive was made by the Codavas to find place in nation’s prime statute book. Now it is my organization (CNC) has done the repeat performance I add more authoritatively that none except my organization has made anything so far in relation to the districts development Board and the entire credit should go to the Codava National Council only.

   PS The person from Coorg who was a Cabinet Minister then in the J.H. Patel ministry who’ did not find it proper to say one single word regarding the need of Development Board for Coorg during July 1998, when the Karnataka Cabinet headed by J. H. Patel has the CM, recommended for the creation of a development board for Hyderabad Karnataka region, to the Union Government. 

I and my organization will dedicate ourselves to strive for the prime demands viz. resurgence of Cadava Land, right to self determination of Codava minority race, separate Codava land and constitutional special guarantee for Codavas land, language, culture, and heritage, economic and political freedom. It took us 24 years of dedicated efforts and we will continue till the goal is attained.


                                                                                                                With warm regards 
                                                                                                                N.U. Nachappa Codava
                                                                                                                Codava National Council/CNC 
                                                                                                                P.B. no. 12,Madikeri     Kodagu
                                                                                                                Ph:-9448721200                                                                                                                                                                            nachappa@codavanationalcouncil.in



CNC Delegation Under the leadership of CNC Chief Shri N.U Nachappa Codava met former Karnataka Legislative Assembly speaker and Virajpet MLA Shri K.G Bopaiah today at his Madikeri Office and apprised him about the subject. M/s Kaliyanda Prakash, Appachira Rammi Nanaiah, Mookonda Dilip, Areyada Girish, Manavattira Jagadish, Kulletira Aruna Beba, Katumaniyanda Umesh, Mandapanda Manoj and Cheyakpoovanda Manu were present in the deliberations.  





            Shri K.G Bopaiah Ji

            The Hon’ble  Member of Legislative  Assembly

            And Former Speaker of Karnataka Legislative  Assembly

            Madikeri -Koadgu-571201

Dear Sir,

            Enclosed here with are the true extracts of the representation that we have made to all the important personages and Governmental heads of our Nation and also to you requesting to implement the recommendations made by the Constitution  Review Commission of India(CRC) headed by Mr. Justice M.N Venkatachalaiah which was Constituted by Bharath Rathna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee JI run NDA Government, requesting the Constitution of Coorg Development Board  under Article 371 of our Constitution and  we believe that you need know repetition of the same.

            It is a fact that you used to be a Constitutionally appointed authority once and you have intimate and influential connections with all the important personages of the Union Government.  We believe that you would certainly use your good offices to get the relief as sought for by us.

                        Hoping to be excused

Thanking you,


                                                                                                               With warm regards 
                                                                                                                N.U. Nachappa Codava
                                                                                                                Codava National Council/CNC 
                                                                                                                P.B. no. 12,Madikeri     Kodagu
                                                                                                                Ph:-9448721200                                                                                                                                                                             nachappa@codavanationalcouncil.in


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