Dharmika Parishads of Telangana will take care of complete temple administration.
Hyderabad: Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on this Friday proclaimed that priests and government employees working in temples will acquire salaries along with state government staffs from this November onwards.
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Salaries will be waged on the first of each month over the treasury. The decision will profit 5,625 priests working in temples effective under the prerogative of Endowments department.
The wage scales are yet to be finalized. Administrators said the pay scale will be fixed in October grounded on the position of the priest.
KCR also proclaimed the extension of the “Dhoopa Deepa Naivedyam” scheme, currently being executed in 1,805 temples, to extra 3,000 temples.
Under the system, the monthly financial assistance of Rs 6,000 is drawn-out to temples with no font of income for the regular rituals.
Mr. Rao stated that a Dharmika Parishad to oversee and monitor temple-related concerns will soon be fixed up.
“Yet they enjoy respect in the society, in realism a majority of the archakas is finding it hard to eke out a living. Parents are unwilling to give their daughters in the wedding to those functioning as archakas, such is their wretched condition. Their salaries are reliant on temple managements and they are at the pity of others. Now there will be an extreme change in the condition,” Mr. Rao stated. The salary of the priests will be reviewed when PRC is instigated.