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Minister for Hindu Religious Institutions

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Shri. V. NARAYANASAMY
Address : No. 5, Ellaiamman Koil Street,
Puducherry-605 001.
Residence : +91-413-2339099
Mobile : +91-94432-33909
Email : cm.pon@nic.in

Minister for Wakf Board

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Shri. M.O.H.F. SHAHJAHAN
Address : No. 64, Suffren Street,
Puducherry-605 001.
Mobile : +91-99524-07120

Secretary to Goverment (Hindu Religious Institutions)

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Shri. Arun L Desai, I.A.S.
Office : +91-413-2344800 (TeleFax)
+91-413-2233287 (Personal)
Residence : +91-413-2272855
Fax : +91-413-2344800
Email : secylad.pon@nic.in

Secretary to Goverment (Wakf Board)

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Shri. B.R. Babu, I.A.S. (AGMU:2002)
Email : secyhealth.pon@nic.in

Commissioner

Shri. B. Thillaivel
Office : +91-413-2336098
Mobile : +91-9751308049
Email : hri.pon@nic.in

IMPORTANT LINKS:

Photos - Progress of renovation works of Sri Angalaparameswari Devasthanam, Angalamman Nagar, Muthialpet, Puducherry.

Photos - Progress of renovation works of Sri Devi Asta Lakshmi Mudakku Mariamman Temple, Veeraragava Mudaliar Thottam, Govindasalai, Puducherry.

Photos - Progress of renovation works of Masjidhun Noor Jamia Masjid, Dheen's Park, Bypass Road, Karaikal coming under the Puducherry State Wakf Board, Puducherry.

Photos - Progress of renovation works of Sri Selva Vinayagar Temple, Gandhi Nagar, Puducherry.

Photos - Progress of renovation works of Jannathul Frithous mosque, Ariyankuppam, Puducherry.

Photos - Progress of renovation works of Sri Mandhaivel Mariamman Temple, Solai Nagar, Pduucherry.

Photos - Progress of renovation works of Sri Ponniamman Temple, Pakkamudaiyanpet, Puducherry.

Photos - Progress of renovation works of Sri Sengazhuneer Vinayagar Devasthanam, Puduthurai, Karaikal.

Photos - Progress of renovation works of Sri Valli Devasena Samedha Kumareswarar Devasthanam, Karikalampakkam, Puducherry.

Photos - Progress of renovation works of Muhamadhia Pallivasal, Sulthanpet, Puducherry registered in the Puducherry State Wakf Board.

Photos - Progress of renovation works of Sri Nagamuthu Mariamman Temple, Pallivasal Street, Periyar Nagar, Puducherry not coming under the purview of this Department.

Photos - Progress of renovation works of Arulmigu Periyapalayathamman Devasthanam, Anna Salai, Puducherry.

Photos - Progress of renovation works of Sri Selva Vinayagar Sengazhuneeramman, Jayaveera Panchaliamman, Gengaiamman Temples, Arumbarthapuram, Puducherry.

Photos - Progress of renovation works of Sri Angalaparameswariamman Temple, T.V.Malai Road, Mannadipet, Puducherry.

Photos - Progress of renovation works of Sri Muthumariamman Temple, Sanniyasikuppam, Mannadipet Commune, Puducherry.

Photos - Progress of renovation works of Sri Angalaparameswari Temple, Chinnapoigai, Govindasalai, Puducherry.

Photos - Progress of renovation works of Sri Drowbathiamman Devasthanam, Katterikuppam, Puducherry.

Photos - Progress of renovation works of Sri Ellai Muthu Mariamman Temple, Pangur, Villianur Commune, Puducherry.

Photos - Progress of renovation works of Sri Mariamman and Iyyanar Devasthanam, Meloduthurai, Neravy Commune, Karaikal.

Photos - Progress of renovation works of Sri Omsakthi Puthumariamman Temple, Periya Theru, Lingaredipalayam, Mannadipet Commune, Puducherry.

Photos - Progress of renovation works of Sri Sundara Vinayagar Sri Sivasubramania Temple, Karamanikuppam, Puducherry.

Photos - Progress of renovation works of Sri Vadakodai Iyyanar Alayam, Sulliankuppam, Bahour Commune Puducherry.

Photos - Progress of renovation works of Sri Angalaparameswari Amman Alayam, Sulliankuppam, Puducherry.

Photos - Progress of renovation works of Sri Veda Vinayagar Alayam, Sulliankuppam, Bahour Commune Puducherry.

Photos - Progress of renovation works of Sri Angalaparameswari Amman Temple, Lingaredipalayam, Puducherry.

Photos - Progress of renovation works of Sri Chidambareswarar Temple, Thethampakkam, Mannadipet Commune, Puducherry.

Photos - Progress of renovation works of Sri Muthu Mariamman Temple, K. Andiyarpalayam pet, Mannadipet commune, Puducherry.

Photos - Progress of renovation works of Sri Mannadeeswarar Pachaivazhiamman Temple, Kannikoil, Ariyankuppam commune, Puducherry.

Photos - Progress of renovation works of Sri Sithi Vinayagar Temple, Thoppu Street, Lingaredipalayam, Mannadipet commune, Puducherry.

Photos - Progress of renovation works of Sri Sri Angalaparameswari Devasthanam, Muthialpet, Puducherry.

Photos - Progress of renovation works of Sri Thenkalai Srinivasaperumal Thirukkoil, Muthialpet, Puducherry.

Photos - Progress of renovation works of Arabic Madharasa (Religious Educational Institution) attached to Noor-e-Hidhyathul Islamia Masjid, Lawspet, Puducherry.

Photos - Progress of renovation works of Sri Valli Deivanai Samedha Sri Bala Subramaniyar Temple, Thiruvankarkoil, Puducherry.

Photos - Progress of renovation works of Sri Venkateswara Devasthanam, Yanam.

Photos - Progress of renovation works of Sri Maragathavalli Udanurai Malligajuneeswarar Sri Muthalamman Devasthanam, Pandasozhanallur, Puducherry.

Photos - Progress of renovation works of Sri Vinayagar, Mariammman, Drowbathiamman, Iyyanar, Pidariamman Temple, Kuruvinatham, Bahour commune, Puducherry.

Photos - Progress of renovation works of Sri Maha Kaliamman Temple, Dharmapuram, Karaikal.

Photos - Progress of renovation works of Sri Mariamman and Iyyanar Devasthanam, Meloduthurai, Neravy commune, Karaikal.

Photos - Progress of renovation works of Sri Drowbathiamman Temple, Murungapakkam, Puducherry.

Photos - Progress of renovation works of Sri Thenkalai Srinivasaperumal Thirukkoil, Muthialpet, Puducherry.

Photos - Progress of renovation works of Sri Ponnumariamman and Manjini Koothaiyyanar Devasthanam, Perungalore, Puducherry.

Photos - Progress of renovation works of Sri Guru Akkaswamigal Thirukkoil, Vaithikuppam, Puducherry.

Photos - Progress of renovation works of Sri Gengavaraha Natheeswarer Devasthanam, Thirukanji, Puducherry.

Photos - Progress of renovation works of Arulmigu Kogilambigai Samedha Sri Thirukameeswarar Temple, Villianur, Puducherry.

Photos - Progress of renovation works of Sri Sengazhuneeramman Temple, Arumbarthapuram, Puducherry.

Photos - Progress of renovation works of Sri Kanniyamman Temple, Thenpathi, Melkasakudy, Karaikal.

Photos - Progress of renovation works of Sri Muthu Mariamman Temple, Thethampakkampet, Mannadipet commune, Puducherry.

Photos - Progress of renovation works of Jammia Masjid mosque, Katterikuppam, Puducherry.

Photos - Progress of renovation works of Sri Angalamman Temple, affiliated to Sri Drowbathiamman Devasthanam, Puranankuppam, Puducherry.

Photos - Progress of renovation works of Masjidhun Noor Jamia Masjid, Dheen's Park, Bypass Road, Karaikal.

Photos - Progress of renovation works of Sri Ulagavazhiamman Temple, Ariyur, Puducherry.

Photos - Progress of renovation works of Jannathul Frithous Mosque, Ariyankuppam, Puducherry.

Photos - Progress of renovation works of Sri Muthu Mariamman Temple, Vaarkalodai, Manapet post, Puducherry.

Photos - Progress of renovation works of Sri Ezhai Mariamman Alayam, Shankaranpettai, Villianur Commune, Puducherry.

Photos - Progress of renovation works of Arulmigu Ezhai Nagamuthumariamman Alayam, Radha Nagar, Muthupillaipalayam, Puducherry.

Photos - Progress of renovation works of Sri Raja Ganapathy Alayam, Ganesh Nagar, Muthialpet, Puducherry.

Photos - Progress of renovation works of Sri Devi Karumariamman Alayam, Olandai Keerappalayam, Mudaliarpet, Puducherry.

Photos - Progress of renovation works of Sri Muthumariamman Temple, Pappanchavady, Mudaliarpet commune, Puducherry.

Photos - Progress of renovation works of Sri Gengavaraha Natheeswarer Devasthanam, Thirukanji, Puducherry.

Photos - Progress of renovation work of Sri Iyyanarappan Temple affiliated to Sri Muthumariamman Alayam, Odiampet, Puducherry.

Photos - Progress of renovation work of Arulmigu Anandha Vinayagar Thirukoil, Anandha Nagar, Kathirkamam, Puducherry.

Photos - Progress of renovation work of Sri Kaliamman Temple, Subrayapuram, Karaikal.

Photos - Progress of renovation work of Sri Muthumariamman Alayam, Panaiyadikuppam, Bahour commune, Puducherry.

Photos - Progress of renovation work of Sri Sengazhuneer Mariamman Temple sub temple Sri Varadarajaperumal Devasthanam, Thondamanatham, Puducherry.

Photos - Progress of renovation work of Sri Aavadaiyar Temple, Thennan Salai Street, Mannadipet, Puducherry.

Photos - Progress of renovation work of Sri Gengaiamman Temple, Mudaliarpet, Puducherry.

Photos - Progress of renovation work of Sri Raja Rajeswari Amman Temple, Roja Nagar, Arumbarthapuram, Puducherry.

Photos - Progress of renovation work of Sri Sengazhuneeramman Temple, Karasurpet, Villianur commune, Puducherry.

Photos - Progress of renovation work of Arulmigu Muthu Mariamman Thirukkoil, Thilagar Gramam (Sanarapet), Oulgaret Municpality, Puducherry.

Photos - Progress of renovation work of Sri Ellai Muthu Mariamman Temple, Pangur, Villianur commune, Puducherry.

Photos - Progress of renovation work of Sri Muthumariamman Temple, Lingaredipalayam, Mannadipet commune, Puducherry.

Photos - Progress of renovation work of Sri Ponniamman Temple, Pakkamudaiyanpet, Puducherry.

Photos - Progress of renovation work of Sri Thenkalai Srinivasa Perumal Temple, Muthialpet, Puducherry.

Photos - Progress of renovation work of Sri Sangothiamman Temple, Orleanpet, Puducherry.

Photos - Progress of renovation work of Sri Vembadi Velmurugan Alayam, Madhikrishnapuram, Bahour commune, Puducherry.

Photos - Progress of renovation work of Sri Maduraiveeran Iyyanarappan Alayam, Kodathur Manaveli, Mannadipet commune, Puducherry.

Photos - Progress of renovation work of Arulmigu Ponnumariamman Sri Manjini Koothaiyyanar Thirukoil, Perungalore, Villianur commune, Puducherry.

Photos - Progress of renovation work of Sri Ekameswarar Temple, Pandavadai, Sethur, Kariakal.

Photos - Progress of renovation work of Arulmigu Sri Muthalamman Sri Eramudi Iyyanar Devasthanam, Aranganur, Bahour commune, Puducherry.

Photos - Progress of renovation work of Sri Vijayaganapathy Alayam, Sada Nagar, Thavalakuppam, Puducherry.

Photos - Progress of renovation work of Sri Vettaikara Iyyanarappan Temple, Madukarai, Puducherry.

Photos - Progress of renovation work of Sri Bagavathy Pillaiyar Temple and its allied temples, Oozhiapathu, Karaikal.

Photos - Progress of renovation work of Sri Selva Vinayagar Sri Jayamkonda Mariamman Devasthanam, Lenin Street, Kuyavarpalayam, Puducherry.

Photos - Progress of renovation work of Arulmigu Sri Poraiyathamman Alayam, Melsathamangalam, Villianur commune, Puducherry.

Photos - Progress of renovation work of Sri Navasakthi Karumariamman Temple, Vazhaikulam, Puducherry.

Photos - Progress of renovation work of Sri Theepanchamman Temple, Kudiyiruppupalayam, Puducherry.

Photos - Progress of renovation work of Sri Muthu Mariamman Temple, Thirukkanurpet, Puducherry.

Photos - Progress of renovation work of Sri Ezhai Mariamman Temple, Dubrayapet, Puducherry.

Photos - Progress of renovation work of Arulmigu Sri Irichar Amachar Amman Alayam, Keezhsathamangalam, Puducherry.

Photos - Progress of renovation work of Sri Drowbathiamman Devasthanam and its sub- temple Sri Pillaiyar Temple, Katterikuppam, Puducherry.

Photos - Progress of Renovation work of Sri Sengazhuneer Vinayagar Devasthanam and its allied temples namely Sri Kuttiandavar Temple, Sri Iyyanar Temple and Sri Desavilakki Mariamman Temple, Puduthurai, Karaikal.

Photos - Progress of Renovation work of Noor-E-Hithayathul Islamia Masjid, Madarasa, Airport Road, Lawspet, Puducherry.

Photos - Progress of renovation work of Sri Mariamman Temple, affiliated to Sri Thanthondreeswarar Devasthanam, Nallambla, Karaikal.

Photos - Progress of renovation work of Sri Vinayagar Temple, affiliated to Sri Thanthondreeswarar Devasthanam, Nallambla, Karaikal.

Photos - Renovation work of Sri Varasithi Vinayagar Alayam, Muthumudaliar Nagar, Thavalakuppam, Puducherry.

Photos - Renovation work of Sri Muthumariamman Alayam, Kodukamedu, Puducherry.

Photos - Renovation work of Arulmigu Khoondaliyappa Iyyanar, Muniswarar temple, affiliated to Sri Parvatheeswarar Temple, Pillaitheruvasal, Karaikal.

Photos - Renovation work of Sri Jadayupureeswarar Devasthanam, T.R.Pattinam, Karaikal.

Photos - Renovation work of Sri Sengazhuneeramman Temple, Veerampattinam, Puducherry.

Photos - Renovation work of Sri Soundravalli Sametha Sri Kalyana Sundeswarar Temple, Church Street, Karaikal.

Photos - Renovation work of Sri Vinayagar, Mariamman, Drowbathiamman, Iyyanar, Pidariamman Devasthanam, Kuruvinatham, Bahour commune, Puducherry.

Photos - Renovation works of Sri Thanthondreeswarar Temple, Nallambal, Karaikal.

Photos - Renovation work of Sri Drowbathiamman Temple, Murungapakkam, Puducherry.

Photos - Renovation work of Sri Iyyanarappan Temple, Sub Temple of Sri Muthumariamman Temple, Odiampet, Puducherry.

Photos - Renovation work of Srimath Guru Sithananthaswamy Devasthanam, Karuvadikuppam, Puducherry.

Photos - Renovation work of Sri Mariamman Temple, sub temple of Sri Varadarajaperumal Devasthanam, Thondamanatham, Puducherry.

Photos - Renovation work of Sri Selva Vinayagar Temple, Mannadipet, Puducherry.

Photos - Renovation work of Sri Gangavarahanatheeswarar Devasthanam, Thirukanji, Puducherry.

Photos - Renovation work of Sri Pattabiramaswamy Devasthanam, Madhikrishnapuram, Puducherry.

Photos - Renovation work of Sri Perundevi Thayar Sameda Thenkalai Varadaraja Perumal Temple, Villianur, Puducherry.


ABOUT:

            This Department of Hindu Religious Institutions & Wakf has been established in the year 1980 after bifurcation from the Local Administration Department, Puducherry. This Department undertakes all earnest steps to ensure that all the public temples situated in the Union Territory of Puducherry, to carry out their daily religious activities in accordance with the “Agama” and other common religious principles and thereby guide people in the divine path through daily poojas.

            The functions of this Department are explained briefly hereunder:

ADMINISTRATION OF TEMPLE & WAKF:

          The total number of temples coming under the purview of this Department is 243        (Puducherry – 189, Karaikal – 51, Yanam -3). As per the provisions contained in the Puducherry Hindu Religious Institutions Act, 1972 and Rules, 1975 framed thereunder, this Department constitutes a Board of Trustees comprising a panel of five members, having term of office for a period of three years, from among the local residents of notable importance in order to promote good administration in the purview temples. At times, a Government servant is being appointed as a Special Officer to temples pending constitution of Board of Trustees. In such cases, the Special Officer, in addition to his routine duties looks after the administration of the purview temple purely on honorary basis.  Further, Renovation Committee is being appointed to the purview temples to undertake renovation upon the request made by the temple authorities concerned. 

   The Puducherry State Wakf Board is established for Muslim community and being administered by the Chief Executive Officer under jurisdiction of this Department.  The Wakf Board has been reconstituted during the year 2010 by the Government of Puducherry Administration vide G.O.Ms.No.33 dated 30-09-2010 with the component of five members in terms of section 14 of the Wakf Act read with S.O.572(E) dated 19-08-1996 of the Ministry of Home Affairs, GOI, New Delhi.

 (i)            Thiru V.P. Abdul Rahman, Chairman

(ii)           Thiru A.M.H. Nazeem, MLA

(iii)          Thiru H.M. Ibrahime, Mutwalli

(iv)         Thiru V. Basheerudeen, a representative of Eminent Muslim Organization

(v)          Thiru H.S.A. Mohamed Yusouf, Scholar in Islamic Theology.

            A full time Chief Executive Officer –cum- Secretary, Puducherry State Wakf Board, Puducherry viz., Thiru S.A. Sultan Abdul Kadir has been appointed in pursuance of the Order in G.O.Ms.No.28 / US (Wakf) / T10/2014 dated 10-10-2014 of Department of HRI & Wakf, Puducherry read with No.94 / PSWB / Secy / 2014/175 dated 18-09-2014 of Department of HRI & Wakf, Puducherry.

FUNCTIONS OF WAKF BOARD:

1.    Renovation and reconstruction of Mosques, Dargahs, Madarasas.

2.    Grant of educational scholarship, ad-hoc grant, etc. to the Muslim students in the Union Territory of Puducherry.

3.    Ulema Pension to eligible Imams, Muazzins, Muzavars etc.

4.    Celebration of Meelad-un-Nabi.

SCHEMES:

1.    Grant to the Religious Institutions may be made for the following purpose:

(a)  Renovation

(b)  Special repairs or repairs

(c)  Any other item of work as may be approved by the Government.  They shall be only for (b) in the case or protected centra monument and not for (a) or (c).

 Rule 2 – Quantum of aid

The quantum of aid payable to the religious institutions shall be 66 2/3% of the estimated cost of work as technically approved by the competent authority for which grant is sought.

 Provided that the remaining 33 1/3% of the estimated cost shall be made  by the Board of Trustees of the temple by way of collection or donation from the Public.

 2.    The Grant of financial assistance is being extended to the Hindu Religious Institutions situated in the Economically Weaker Section Area / Adi-dravidar Colony that are not coming under the direct control of Puducherry Hindu Religious Institutions Act, 1972.  The quantum of aid is Rs. 2,50,000/- or 50% of the estimated cost of work, whichever is earlier and released in two instalments by assessing the execution of work at each phase.

 3.    The Grant of financial assistance of Rs.20,000/- per annum per temple is being extended to the temples in the Union Territory of Puducherry having poor resources to meet out the expenses towards the performance of Oru Kala Poojas. Further, financial assistance at Rs.1000/- and Rs.500/- per annum per temple is being granted to meet out the expenses incurred towards the Current consumption charges and Water consumption charges respectively.

 4.    Similarly, Government Grant-in-aid to registered mosques for renovation / repairs, payment of educational scholarship to muslim students and payment of monthly pension @  1000/- each to retired Ulemas of registered wakf are being extended through Puducherry State Wakf Board, Puducherry.


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