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Office of the Commissioner, Endowments Department, A.P., Hyderabad

                  At the time of formation of the State of Andhra Pradesh in 1956, there were two enactments for administering the Hindu Religious and Charitable Institutions viz., The Madras Act 19/1951 for Andhra area and the Hyderabad Endowments Regulations 1939 for Telangana area. With a view to have a uniform law throughout the State, the Government of Andhra Pradesh has enacted a new Endowments Act in 1966.

 

                  Subsequently this Act was also repealed by enacting the present Act in 1987 on the recommendations of Justice Challa Kondaiah Commission. This Act has also gone into several amendments and a major amendment took place in 2007.  Read more...

A C T I V I T I E S
 
          Veda & Agama Patashala            Common Good Fund             Dhoopa Deepa Naivedyam     Archaka Welfare Fund Trust
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 The Hindu religion which is also known traditionally as Sanatana Dharma is essentially based on Veda and Agama sastra.         Read more...

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The Common Good Fund is created under Section 70(1)(a) of Endt Act from the contributions made by the Charitable and Hindu Religious Institutions whose annual income exceeds Rs. 50,000 Read more...

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There are several small temples in remote villages which are in a poor condition. There were several representation to the Department from the public to provide assistance to such Temples. Read more...

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In pursuance of the directions of Supreme Court of India, a Trust namely A.P. Endowments Archakas and other Employees Welfare Fund Trust has been created to take up welfare measures to the Archakas and other employees working in the temples in the State. Read more...