CM presents gold bond to temple

16 June 2022, 11:29 am
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Chief Minister M K Stalin presented a gold investment bond for Rs 10 crore to the authorities of the Irukkakudi Mariamman Temple in Virudhu Nagar district at a function in the state secretariat.

The government had announced in the policy note for 2021-22 of HR and CE department last year that a scheme would be implemented for monetizing gold received by HR&CE temples from devotees during the last ten years by melting such unutilized gold at the government refinery in Mumbai and depositing them as pure gold bars in names of temples in banks.

The State government had classified the state into three zones, Chennai, Trichy and Madurai areas and constituted audit committees headed by retired High Court and Supreme Court judges for the gold investment bond scheme.

Accordingly, committees headed by retired Supreme Court judge Duraisamy Raju, retired High Court judge K Ravichandra Babu and retired High Court judge R Mala were constituted for Tiruverkadu Devi Karumariamman Temple, Trichy Samayapuram Mariamman temple and Irukkankudi Mariamman Temple in Madurai, respectively at the time of the launch of the scheme on October 13, 2021 by the Chief Minister.