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TN to amend HR&CE Act

- January 21, 2022

Chennai, Jan 21 (BPNS)

The Tamil Nadu government will be amending the Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments ( HR&CE) Act. The advisory committee meeting of the HR&CE department held on Thursday under the chairmanship of Chief Minister M.K. Stalin has decided to amend the present HR&CE Act.

It is to be noted that the HR&CE department is presently functioning according to the HR&CE Act of 1959.

The advisory committee meeting of the HR&CE department will be publishing Sthalapuranas, rare books, and will digitalize rare books and sell them to devotees. The department will also organize religious discourses spiritual classes etc and known Tamil author and scholar Suki Sivam will be given charge while Kundragudi Ponnambala Adigalar will be responsible for the publication of the department.

The department will also publish the Agamas based on which historical temples are built and the publication will be both in English and Tamil. The HR&CE department will be organizing spiritual discourses and religious discussions to inculcate the value of spirituality and dharma among the youths, the department advisory meeting said.

The HR&CE department will also fully computerize the services available to the devotees in temples.  Non-hereditary trustees will be appointed for temples under HR&CE that have an annual turnover of more than Rs ten lakhs.

The department will also increase its bid to prevent encroachments and also fight legally to evict the encroachers.