Dehradun: Today, Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami is expected to make a major decision on the Chardham Devasthanam Board. During the Trivendra government, the Chardham Devasthanam Management Board was established two years ago. The government is under pressure to oppose the pilgrim priests to make the Congress and the AAP's board a point of contention. The government would attempt to take action against pilgrim priests in the run-up to the 2022 elections. According to reports, the Dhami Government may overturn the Trivendra Government's decision.
In 2019, former CM Trivendra Singh Rawat intended to establish a Chardham Devasthanam board similar to the shrine board. Despite complaints from pilgrim priests, the government passed the Bill and signed it into law. The Chardham pilgrim priests condemned the movement, but the Trivendra administration stood firm in its decision.
The government maintained that bringing Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri, and Yamunotri Dham under 51 temple boards will result in infrastructural development for people's convenience. Tirath Singh Rawat, who became CM when the state's leadership changed, had also requested a devasthanam board decision in keeping with public feelings, but the government was unable to move through with the Devasthanam Board during his tenure. In response to the pilgrim priests' objections, Pushkar Singh Dhami, who became CM after the change of power, announced the formation of a high-level committee. Former MP Manohar Kant Dhyani serves as the chairman of the committee. Chardham pilgrim priests were also on the committee. The Cabinet Sub-Committee has now presented its report to the Government after reviewing the Committee's final report. The government must now make a decision.