Tantris Are Devaswom Staff; TDB Has Right To Take Action: Minister Kadakampally
T'puram: Devaswom Minister Kadakampally Surendran, as a response to a question raised by MLA PC George, said that Sabarimala tantri is an employee of Devaswom Board and the Board has the right to take action against him. Tantri is one among the 6000 Devaswom Board employees. Their rights and powers are clearly defined in the Chapter 4 of the Board manual. Both inherited and appointed persons can be tantri. They are bound to perform responsibilities like a priest. The Minister also clarified that the 8, 10 and 14 paragraphs of the aforesaid chapter instructs that the management of temple tantra should be subject to the rules of the Board and it will be controlled by the Board.