Salary for temple staff through treasury soon
Endowments Minister Indrakaran Reddy on Monday said that the government was in the process of finalising the cadre strength of the temple priests...
Hyderabad: Endowments Minister Indrakaran Reddy on Monday said that the government was in the process of finalising the cadre strength of the temple priests (Archakas) and employees and soon orders would be issued for the salaries through the treasury.
The Endowments Minister on Monday reviewed the department, at department head office Dharmika Bhavan. He said that after finalisation of the cadre strength based on the temples, government would provide salaries through treasury and employees who have been appointed before Telangana Formation Day on June 2, 2014 would be eligible for the salaries through treasury, he said.
Minister directed the officials to increase the number of temples under the Dhoopa Deepa Naivedyam (DDN) scheme from August 1. Officials informed that the department received 5,289 applications and the program was to be started by this time, but it got delayed because of the huge response from the people across the State. The Minister asked the officials to verify the temples before sanctioning the DDN scheme and warned the officials of action if there are irregularities in the selection of the temples.
Endowments Minister asked the officials to prepare master plan for the temples like Bhadrachalam, Basar and Dharmapuri. He asked them to prepare plan as per the land available, need to bring infrastructure and after preparing the master plan the works should start within three months, he said.