Telangana Govt to Form Dharmika Parishad for Temple Administration and Offers State Pay to Temple Priests

Source => http://indianexpress.com/article/india/telangana-govt-to-give-temple-priests-state-pay-scale-from-november-4845826/


In a first of its kind, Telangana Govt is planning to hand over the control of temples, in Telangana, to a body called Dharmika Parishad. They will supervise and monitor temple related issues from now on. Govt will have representatives in the Dharmika Parishad.

Govt also decided to give payment that is in par with State employees to temple priests. Salaries will get updated whenever the state employee salaries get revised.

There are about 4805 temples in Telangana and about 5625 employees are to get the benefits. The move is much in favor to Hindu community.

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