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Superiority in Numbers

Brahmins dominated high-level positions in the government services around the time of the founding of the Justice Party, holding upwards of 70 percent of the posts.
Of a total 535 employees in the Public Works Department of Madras Presidency in 1919, Brahmins numbered a staggering 398, including both top-of-the-line superintending engineers’ posts, and 10 of 14 executive engineers.
Brahmins accounted for 394 of the 679 revenue cadre of deputy collectors, tehsildars, deputy tehsildars and sub-magistrates and 638 out of 800 revenue inspectors.
As for the judicial department, of a total of 216 senior judges, sub-judges and district munsiffs, 143 counted as Brahmins.
The lead was especially pronounced in education, where Brahmins garnered 310 out of 390 higher posts.
Apr 22 , 2006
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