Sri Padmanabha temple: SC postpones amicus curie's new recommendations
Posted on: 13 Dec 2012
New Delhi: The Supreme Court has postponed considering the recommendation of the amicus curie for a new governance system with Adithya Varma of royal family as chief executive officer and a new trust led by Marthandavarama.
The division bench comprising Justice RM Lodha and AK Patnaik postponed the hearing when Marthandavarma himself protested against this. At the same time the court has formed an expert committee to protect the information on the inventory of temple assets. The expert panel would be led by Adithya Varma and Devaswom secretary. But the amicus curie proposed the name of C Karthikeyan, administrative officer of the inventory committee but the lawyers representing Marthandavarma proposed the name of devaswom secretary.
The court which considered the report submitted by the amicus curie Gopal Subrahmaniyam, has given power to temple priests to select jewels and vessels needed for poojas from the assets. The court also granted permission to the priests to have detailed account of the inventory in D, E, F vaults and the court also said that no one from inventory committee should touch them. The amicus curie in its report recommended that priests should be given training on calculating inventory.