New TTD EO takes charge, vows to address all issues

The TTD EO asserted that there will be accountability and responsibility at every-level and on every decision taken and work done
Former TTD EO Dharma Reddy had handed over the charge to JEO Veerabrahmam, who handed it over to Rao at the Ranaganayakula Mandapam.
Former TTD EO Dharma Reddy had handed over the charge to JEO Veerabrahmam, who handed it over to Rao at the Ranaganayakula Mandapam.

TIRUMALA : Senior IAS officer J Shyamala Rao took charge as the executive officer (EO) of the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams in Tirumala on Sunday. The State government had issued orders on Friday to replace AV Dharma Reddy with Shyamala Rao.

Soon after arriving in Tirumala, Rao and his wife first had darshan of Lord Varaha Swamy. Later, he headed to the Srivari temple through the Vaikuntam Queue Complex and offered prayers to Lord Venkateswara.

Former TTD EO Dharma Reddy had handed over the charge to JEO Veerabrahmam, who handed it over to Rao at the Ranaganayakula Mandapam. Later, priests performed Vedaseervachanam and TTD officials offered Prasadams and theertham to the new EO.

Speaking to mediapersons, Rao said he prayed for the State’s well-being. “Every job has challenges. The TTD, which is the world’s richest and most popular temple, has issues and challenges aplenty. But I will face them all,” he added. 

New EO vows to improve pilgrim facilities

The TTD EO asserted that there will be accountability and responsibility at every-level and on every decision taken and work done. Care will be taken to provide better facilities to the devotees. He thanked Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu for reposing faith in him and appointing him as the TTD EO. Further, he promised to ensure that devotees visiting the hill shrine have a memorable experience. He added that changes and reforms can be expected in due course.

Memos issued to two sanitation workers

Soon after taking charge, the new TTD EO issued a memo to two sanitary inspectors from the Health Department. After a brief interaction with media, the EO inspected the queue line near the Shila Thoranam area. As it was a weekend, scores of devotees had made a beeline to have darshan of Srivari. He was dissatisfied with the sanitation around the queue lines. Observing that there were no garbage dispensing teams deployed at the queue lines, the EO issued memos to two sanitary inspectors concerned.

Further, he also drank the water being supplied to the pilgrims in the queue lines by Srivari sevaks. The EO then instructed the officials to collect the samples of the drinking water and send them to the laboratory for testing.

BJP seeks judicial probe into anomalies in TTD

The BJP demanded a judicial inquiry into the alleged irregularities that took place in the TTD in the last five years under the YS Jagan Mohan Reddy government. BJP official spokesperson G Bhanuprakash Reddy on Sunday alleged that in the last five years, especially after Bhumana Karunakar Reddy became the TTD Chairman, large scale irregularities took place in Devasthanams. Accusing the YSRC president of trying to grab all the natural resources, the BJP leader said people gave their massive mandate to the NDA as Jagan made Andhra Pradesh Andhakar (darkness) Pradesh during his 5-year rule

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