Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Odisha Govt Forms New Panel To Supervise Srimandir Ratna Bhandar Inventory – N.F Times


Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Government on Thursday dissolved the High Level Committee constituted by the previous BJD govt headed by Justice Arijit Pasayat for the inventorisation of Ratna Bhandar of Puri Srimandir and constituted a new 16-member panel under the chairmanship of Justice Biswanath Rath.

The High Level Committee overseeing the inventorisation Ratna Bhandar of Shree Jagannath Temple, Puri, has been dissolved and a new committee under the chairmanship of Justice Biswanath Rath has been reconstituted to supervise the temple’s managing committee.

A Gazette Notification from the Law Department reads:

The Government have been pleased to dissolve the High Level Committee constituted constituted vide Notification No.JTA-04/2024/2933/L, dated 02.03.2024 for supervising the process of inventorization of valuables including jewelleries stored in the RATNA BHANDAR of the Shree Jagannath Temple, Puri.

A High Level Committee is hereby reconstituted, under the Chairmanship of
Justice Biswanath Rath, to supervise the Shree Jagannath Temple Managing Committee
in carrying out the inventorization of valuables including jewelleries stored in the RATNA
BHANDAR of the Shree Jagannath Temple, Puri with the following members:

Chairman

Members

  • Dr. C.B.K. Mohanty
  • CA Rajib Sahu
  • Jagdish Mohanty, Retd. IAS
  • Prakash Mishra, Retd. IPS
  • Swami Pragyananda Ji
  • Harihar Hota
  • Padmashree Sudarsan Pattanaik
  • Representative of Sri Sri Gajapati Maharaj
  • Representative of A.S.I
  • Madhu Sudan Singhari
  • Janardan Pattajoshi Mohapatra
  • Jagannath Das Mohapatra
  • Soumendra Muduli
  • Collector, Puri
  • Chief Administrator, SJTA

The reconstituted committee includes various members, such as retired IAS and IPS officers, servitor representatives, and a renowned sand artist. The committee’s primary responsibility is to oversee the inventorization of valuables, including jewellery, stored in the temple’s Ratna Bhandar.


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