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TTD Board Chairman's Tenure Extended

The Andhra Pradesh government on Monday issued orders extending the tenure of present TTD chairman Chadalawada Krishnamurthy and other members for one more year. Krishnamurthy, a former MLA who is considered as a close aide of Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, has been given an opportunity to continue as the chairman of the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams Trust Board , an independent trust which oversees the operations and finances of the richest and the most visited religious centre in the world, for his full two-year term.

"On May 2 last year, orders were issued appointing the chairman and certain members to the Board of TTD for a period of one year. It is observed that as per the Act, 30/1987, the tenure of Board of Trustees of TTD is for a period of two years from the date of appointment. Hence, the government now continues the board till the end of its term as stipulated in the Act," an order issued here stated. At the same time, the government removed Telangana MLA G Sayanna as TTD member for not attending three consecutive meetings of the board.

According to another GO, Sayanna had consecutively not attended board meetings held on December 7, January 30 and March 18. He had also not intimated about his absence to the chairman of the board. Hence , the state removed him from the TTD Trust Board member's post.

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