The Supreme court of India said Padmanabha Swamy Temple Trust Should Face Audit In Three Months.
Kerala’s Sree Padmanabha Swamy Temple to face audit covering past twenty five years as Top court rejects exemption plea. The audit can embrace finances of the Kerala temple and also the governing trust and can come about in 3 months' time, the court aforementioned. Earlier, the trust aforementioned that it can't be enclosed in audit since the trust was recognized to superintend the poojas and rituals of the Temple involving the family and it's no role in administration The trust in Kerala had sought-after to be thought of as associate entity distinct from the temple and argued that it couldn't be enclosed within the examination. The court aforementioned its last year's audit order failed to confine to the temple, however the trust additionally, adding the method ought to be completed as early as doable, ideally inside 3 months. A three-member bench of Justice UU Lalit, Justice SR Bhat and Justice Bela M Trivedi aforementioned the audit should embrace finances of each temple and trust which it ought to come about in 3 months' time "It is evident that the audit contemplated wasn't supposed to be confined to the temple solely however with relation to the trust.
This direction must be seen in light of the reports of the advisor within the case as recorded so as dated 2015," the bench conjointly comprising Justices S Ravindra Bhat and Bela M Trivedi aforementioned. The Supreme Court had then asked the committee to order an associate audit of the temple. A leased line of work firm was concerned within the method. When the firm asked the trust to submit money records, it approached the Supreme Court. The trust argued that it had no role within the temple’s everyday administration and was created to superintend spiritual rituals On Sept nineteen, the executive Committee of the Shree Padmanabhaswamy Temple in Kerala had told the court it had been facing major money problems and offerings weren't decent to fulfill the expenses, whereas seeking associate audit of the temple-related trust go past the Travancore royalty.
The temple's body committee aforementioned that the temple was under money stress thanks to the poor donations and collections within the wake of the pandemic and also the trust failed to attend to the money stress. It is conjointly aforementioned that the temple was obtaining solely Rs 60-70 hundred thousand and required contributions from the trust and claimed that the trust has Rs 2.8 large integer money and assets price Rs 1.9 crore. Following this, the Court rejected the plea.