Government will protect TTD Gold and Jewellery: Endowment Minister

Vastavam web: Endowment Minister Velampalli Srinivas stated the state government will take all measures to protect gold articles, jewellery, diamonds and other valuables belong to the TTD and it has been conducting physical verification of valuables every year in the presence of officials concerned.

MLCs Janga Krishna Murthy, V Gopal Reddy, D Chinna Govinda Reddy and others raised the issue of gold and jewellery of the TTD and questioned whether the TTD is conducting regular audit on the jewellery and asked the procedures being followed by the TTD. The MLCs have asked whether any discrepancies were noticed in the audit. Replying to the question, the Endowment Minister said 62 temples are under the control of TTD and the Devasthanam possessed over 3,450 gold, silver and diamond jewellery articles and announced that all are in safe position. He said the TTD is conducting the physical verification of gold, silver and diamond jewellery once in a year regularly in TTD temples and the Deputy Executive office (Treasury and inventory) is visiting for verification of jewels.