'Consider temple staff plea'

The high court on Wednesday directed the State government to consider a representation from employees of historic pilgrim temples seeking to exclude them from the bio-metric attendance system.

Published: 31st October 2013 10:37 AM  |   Last Updated: 31st October 2013 10:37 AM   |  A+A-

The high court on Wednesday directed the State government to consider a representation from employees of historic pilgrim temples seeking to exclude them from the bio-metric attendance system.

Justice V Suri Appa Rao passed the order on a petition filed by Srikanteshwara Temple Employees’ Welfare Association seeking directions to the government to consider the memorandum to not implement the bio-metric system and pass fresh orders.

The government introduced the bio-metric attendance system in temples in January and said that the temple authorities, including priests, were supposed to swipe between 6 am and 6.30 am and between 8 pm and 8.30 pm.

Jaya exempted

The Supreme Court granted exemption to Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa from personal appearance in the Special Court in Bangalore for Wednesday in the disproportionate assets case.

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