Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams Board says it will not sell assets

TTD board will not sell assets

The Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) Board says it will not sell assets to dispose off the immovable properties donated by devotees to the TTD, in any manner,said Trust Board Chairman YV Subba Reddy.

The TTD Trust Board from Annamaiah Bhavan in Tirumala carried out a five-hour-long video conference on Thursday.  The TTD Chairman said the Board has also decided to set up a committee comprising of officials, intellectuals, heads of Hindu religious institutions and devotees soon to study on how to utilize such unviable and encroached properties and to take appropriate action so that the sentiments of devotees are not hurt.

The TTD Chairman said to put an end to the uproar over the sale of unviable, immovable assets, which impacted the sentiments of devotees, the AP Government had issued orders banning the sale of such assets.

The current TTD board has therefore withdraw its decision on the immovable properties, though they were processed by the previous Board of TTD.

The Board has also decided to write to the State government to form an investigation committee, either vigilance commission or any other body, on the entire episode to bring out the facts. Elaborating on other important decisions, the chairman said the TTD was fully geared to commence the Srivari Darshan soon after getting instructions from the government post the lockdown.

“We have even inspected the VQC compartments, temple, laddu areas on Thursday on how to facilitate darshan to pilgrims and to make arrangements following the social distancing restrictions post the lockdown,” said Reddy.

He said TTD would henceforth follow a transparent policy on allotment of rest houses and abolish the previous procedure of allotment on nomination basis.

“We have instructed the officials to come up with appropriate guidelines to implement the same”, he said, adding that the board has also decided to conduct a comprehensive enquiry on vested interests who made baseless allegations on decisions of the TTD board.

The board has decided to construct a Children’s Hospital on the lines of Hyderabad’s Niloufer Hospital the Chairman said.

TTD Board members from Telangana, D. Damodar Rao, J. Krishna Rao, K. Shiva Kumar, GV Bhaskara Rao, N. Subba Rao, M. Ramulu and others participated in the video conference