A bench comprising Justices mahadevan and Adikesawalu had issued various orders in june 2021 regarding the protection of tamil Nadu temples. The tamil Nadu government, which had implemented some of the orders, had filed a petition seeking re-examination of some of the orders and seeking an explanation.
In the order issued by the judges hearing this petition, it has been said: "On the basis that the government should take action to protect the temples and their properties, not only the places of archaeological importance, but also the temples containing culture and tradition should be protected. While there are already 16 members in the state-level antiquities commission, one member of the charity department There is nothing wrong in inclusion.There should be a law amendment in this regard.
The tamil Nadu government, which claims to be determined to enact laws to protect historically important areas, cannot question court orders? court has power to legislate in public interest. The tamil Nadu Antiquities Commission Act also includes temples. Historically important sites such as temples should also be included in the State Antiquities Commission.
Similarly, by auditing the income and expenditure of the temples by the Central Audit Department, no rights of the State government will be taken away. The Central Audit Department can also audit with the existing system. If it is allotment of lands belonging to temples, it should be beneficial to the temple. This allocation should be as per the Charities Act.
A minimum wage law should be implemented for temple workers. Trustees should not be appointed solely on the basis of political preferences as trustees play an important role in the day-to-day management of the temple. The person appointed as trustee should be spiritual and devotee. Avoid appointing politicians. "The appointment of trustees should be done transparently with the participation of the devotees," he said, ending the government's review petition.