Bhubaneswar, September 27 (LocalWire): The Government of Odisha has decided to audit the accounts of over 61 temples and mutts (monasteries) in the state.
The decision was taken amid allegations of financial improprieties and mismanagement in these religious institutions and the state government has ordered Principal Accountant General to conduct the audit.
The decision brings the temples and mutts under the scanner of Public Accounts Committee (PAC), as also under the administrative control of State Endowment Commissioner and State law department.
The audit will be conducted by auditors nominated by the PAC.
It will help maintain transparency and probity in financial management in these religious institutions.
The order for auditing has been issued under Section (58) (3) of the Odisha Hindu Endowment Act, 1951, according to law department officials.