Employees of temples observe sit in strike in Madurai

Employees of temples governed by the Hindu Religious and Charitable endowment Board Wednesday observed a "sit-in" strike, demanding implementation of the sixth pay commission recommendations.

Madurai: Employees of temples governed by the
Hindu Religious and Charitable endowment Board Wednesday observed
a "sit-in" strike, demanding implementation of the sixth pay
commission recommendations and pay parity with Government
employees.

As a result, ticket sales at the Meenakshi Temple and Sri
Murugan Temple at Tiruparankunram, Palani, Tiruchendur,
Srivilliputhur, Alagarcoil and Ramanathaswamy temple at
Rameswaram, Srirangam Ranganathaswamy Temple,Sri Mariamman
Temple at Samayapuram and all the other major temples was
partially paralysed, officials said.

Though authorities had made arrangements to issue tickets
through sweepers and security staff engaged through agencies,
ticket sales were paralysed in big temples.

People had free darshan through special queues. In
Rameswaram temple, the fee for bathing in various holy
waters was not collected.

Ticket sales were affected at Srirangam Ranganathaswamy
temple and Sri Mariamman temple at Samayapuram.

PTI

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