Published on: December 1, 2021

CHAR DHAM DEVASTHANAM MANAGEMENT ACT

CHAR DHAM DEVASTHANAM MANAGEMENT ACT

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http://x-tige.com/designers/de-pietri-active-cashmere-fw13 The Uttarakhand Government recently withdrew the Char Dham Devasthanam Management Act .

What is Char Dham Act

  • Legislated by the Uttarakhand State Assembly in 2019.
  • Constituted a board called Uttarakhand Char Dham Devasthanam Board
  • Board brought the Char Dham of Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri and Yamunotri and 49 other temples under its purview.
  • Chief Minister was the Chairman of the board and the Minister of Religious Affairs was the vice chairman
  • Two MLAs of Yamunotri and Gangotri were members of the board and a senior IAS officer was the Chief Executive Officer.
  • The board
    • Was responsible for management of temples
    • Had powers to frame policies, sanction expenditure, budget formulation
    • Had powers to give directions for the safe custody of temple jewellery and properties.

Why was Char Dham Act proposed : Most of the provisions of Shri Badrinath – Shri Kedarnath Act, 1939 were not relevant to the present context. It aimed to rejuvenate the temples.