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- On November 30, 2021, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami announced the dissolution of the Devasthanam Board by repealing the Uttarakhand Chardham Devasthanam Act.
- The decision to dissolve the Devasthanam Management Board has been taken on the basis of the report submitted by the High Level Committee and the Cabinet Sub-Committee constituted in this regard on November 29, 2021. This act will be withdrawn in the coming assembly session.
- A total of 51 temples including Chardham — Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri, Yamanotri and their associated temples were brought under Devasthanam Management Board. The work of this board was to provide maintenance, income-expenditure generation and management of various works and other facilities of these temples.
- The Chairman of this board was made Chief Minister and Vice-Chairman Dharmastha and Culture Minister. In Garhwal divisional commissioner Ravinath Raman was made the chief executive officer of the board.
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