KARNATAKA HC ASKS STATE TO CONSIDER EXTENDING FINANCIAL HELP TO ARCHAKS AMID LOCKDOWN

The Karnataka High Court asked the State to give some financial help to Archaks amidst the lockdown since they do not have any other source of income in the lockdown. The State government said that “First instalment of Rs.12,000, out of the yearly grant of Rs 48,000 to each temple in ‘C’ category is ordered.”

Following this, the bench led by Chief Justice Abhay Oka said “The State Government will have to consider in what manner help can be extended to Archaks who cannot be paid regular salary as there is no income to the temples of ‘C’ category in the present situation.” Advocate Kutsa and Additional Advocate General confirmed that around 14,000 Archak kits have been distributed.