Bhubaneswar: The State Cabinet on Monday approved exclusion of the Gobardhan Mutt in Puri from the purview of the Odisha Hindu Religious Endowments Act, 1951.
Earlier, different quarters, including the Gobardhan Mutt, had requested to exclude the mutt from the Endowments Act.
Keeping this in view, the Government has decided to amend the Odisha Hindu Religious Endowments Act 1951 by excluding the mutt
The decision was taken with a sole object of vesting the management related affairs of the said Mutt to Jagadguru Shankaracharya. The amendment will better upkeep the religious pre-eminence and importance of the holy institution, said Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy after the Cabinet meeting.