The Madras High Court, on Tuesday, ordered notice to the government on a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) that sought the recall of Executive Officers (EOs) of all Hindu temples and handing over of the administration to hereditary trustees. The PIL also wanted the court to order a special audit of all the temples from the date of takeover by the HR and CE department to unearth misuse of properties.
In his petition, ‘Traffic’ Ramaswamy stated that since 1925, efforts have been initiated for efficient management of Hindu religious and charitable institutions and a board was established in the same year. This was later abolished in 1951, paving the way for the formation of a government department. Later, a special Act was also enacted, which came into effect from 1960. The PIL said that the temples under the HR and CE suffer from scarcity of staff which has led to poor maintenance compared to private temples.
Notice To MCI on admissions
Chennai: The Madras HC has ordered notice to the Medical Council of India and the Centre on a petition filed by Dr MGR Educational and Research Institute challenging a communication of Sept 2013 directing discharge of students admitted in 2009-10 and debarring the varsity from making any further application under Sec 10-A of the MCI Act.