Many important decisions were taken in the first meeting of the Uttarakhand Chardham Devasthanam Management Board. Consideration was also made for starting the Chardham Yatra at Bethak. Read full verdict:
Journey can start from Vikasnagar
Post-May 31 travel operations were also discussed. Tourism Minister Satpal Maharaj said that if there is some relief after May 31, then there will be planning of travel operations in the Green Zone. If a person has to go only to Gangotri and Yamunotri. So he can start the journey from Vikasnagar instead of Rishikesh. Those who start the Char Dham Yatra will also be stressed to start the journey from Vikasnagar.
Tribunal will be made for hearing
It was decided in the meeting that there will be strong arrangements for hearing of rightful holders. Uttarakhand will become a tribunal for hearing of judicial matters related to Chardham Devasthanam Management Board. In which there will also be a provision for hearing and appeal.
Adjustment of all 700 employees
It was decided in the meeting that 300 regular and 400 contractual, daily, seasonal employees of Badri Kedar Mandir Committee were also accommodated in the Board. It was stamped on the board. Due to this, there will be no wage crisis now. Additional Chief Executive Officer will be appointed on the board. A post of Finance Controller will be created.
High power committee will be constituted for travel operations
The board decided that the state government would make inter-departmental coordination a high-level committee to conduct the pilgrimage. It will be chaired by the Chief Secretary. After May 31, this committee will explore the possibilities of conducting travel in the green zone within the state as per the guide line of the center.
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Congress called the meeting wrong
Former cabinet minister, minister Prasad Naithani, called the Devasthanam board meeting wrong. Said that the Board is not yet complete, the case is going on in the High Court. Even after this, the government has crossed all the limits of its dogma by meeting. The Congress is already opposing the Devasthanam Board. The 56 temples that the government has just taken in the board, the entire outline of them is not ready.
There will be opposition to forcibly taking the temples under control
Dehradun. Suresh Semwal, convenor of Char Dham Tirtha Purohit Haqahkook Dhari Mahapanchayat, said that if the temples were forcibly taken over by the government, there would be opposition. Their ancestors have done the rituals, arrangements, worship and management of these temples for centuries.
In such a situation, if the Devasthanam Board made any attempt to acquire the wealth of the temples and the temples, the Tirtha Purohit would not back down from the protest even on a large scale. Mahapanchayat spokesman Dr. Brijesh Sati said that the matter is under consideration of the court. In such a situation, taking a decision in a board meeting raises questions about the government’s intention.
Board will build museum
Preservation of objects of mythological importance will be made a museum. In the board meeting, there was a discussion on making the collection of temples and other important manuscripts related to the board and collection of materials of other historical importance. CM said that other archaeological importance items including ancient sculptures will be kept in the museum.