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Temples in Maharashtra to Be Controlled By the Government

The reason for taking over the control of the temples is irregularity.

Times of India reports

A senior official in the law and judiciary department confirmed the proposal, saying the government plans to enact a new legislation called the Maharashtra temples or religious institutions (management and regulation) act in view of the recommendations made by the state law commission, headed by veteran legal expert D N Choudhary.

"A draft bill is ready and it will be soon brought before the cabinet for approval," the official said. Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh had asked the state law commission to draft a common legislation to enable the government to provide for management and regulation of any temple or religious institution by a state-appointed committee.

The government also has plans to distribute the surplus income in some temples to temples which are economically impoverished.

If implemented properly it would be of great help to devotees and smaller temples.

But politicians talking about irregularity sounds odd.