TTD directs retired priests to rejoin services; Ramana Dikshitulu to get back chief priest post
The TTD issued an order on Friday night directing the retired priests of Tirumala, Sri Govindaraja Swamy, and Tiruchanur temples to rejoin services with an immediate effect. In May 2018, the TTD took a decision to implement retirement to priests who have attained the age of 65.
Twelve priests including the then chief priest Ramana Dikshitulu belonging to three temples were retired. However, two priests have approached the High Court challenging the TTD retirement order. The High Court gave verdict in favour of the priests. Ramana Dikshitulu is going to get back chief priest post with the TTD order.