AP appoints 28 TTD board members, 52 special invitees

The Andhra Pradesh government appointed the Board of Trustees of the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD), the body which administers Tirupati's Lord Venkateswara temple, here on Wednesday night.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  16 Sep 2021 1:36 PM GMT
AP appoints 28 TTD board members, 52 special invitees

Tirupati: The Andhra Pradesh government appointed the Board of Trustees of the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD), the body which administers Tirupati's Lord Venkateswara temple, here on Wednesday night.

The tenure of the members are conterminous with the chairman of the TTD board and will be as per Section 99 of Act 30/1987, the government order said.

The government had earlier appointed Y.V Subba Reddy as the TTD Trust chairman for a second consecutive term. The government named 28 Trust board members, including four ex-officio members, and 52 special invitees.

Among the special invitees are Tirupati MLA Bhumana Karunakar Reddy and the chairman of AP Brahmin Welfare Corporation, S. Sudhakar. Prominent businessmen and politicians in the TTD, which has an annual budget of over Rs. 3,500 crore, are Dr. Bandi Parthasaradhi Reddy, the chairman and MD of Hetero Group; Dr. Jupalli Rameswara Rao, the chairman of My Home Group; N. Srinivasan, the managing director of India Cements and former BCCI president; Malladi Krishna Rao, former Puducherry minister; and MLAs Burra Madhusudan Yadav, Kiliveti Sanjeevaiah, and Katasani Rambhupal Reddy.

The principal secretary of revenue (endowments) department, the commissioner of endowments department, the chairman of Tirupati Urban Development Authority (TUDA), and the executive officer of TTD are the ex-officio members of the Board, the government order said.

Special invitees will have no voting right while passing resolutions in the board but they will be given privileges on par with TTD board members. Their tenure is conterminous with the TTD board, the order added.

The government has also given adequate representation to neighbouring states in the board while several former members have been retained. The previous board, too, had 24 members and four ex-officio members. The new Trust comprises four members from Telangana, three from Tamil Nadu, two from Karnataka, and one each from West Bengal, Delhi, and Maharashtra.

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