TTD TRUST BOARD MEETING

TTD TRUST BOARD MEETING

Tirumala 03 March 2012(P.R.O ) Presenting the 2012-13 budget of TTD as well the various developmental activities which are in offing, the TTD Trust board chairman Sri Kanumuri Bapiraju said For the first time in the history of TTD the Budget Revenue is expected to cross a land mark figure of Rs.2,000 Cr with Hundi Collections, Sale receipts of Human Hair & increased rate of Interest on investments (FDRs) as source of funds.

Later the chairman along with Executive Officer of TTDs Sri LV Subramanyam briefed the pilgrim services mulled by TTD for this financial year. The meeting was also attended by Board Members Sri Cheruku Muthyam Reddy, Sri Routhu Suryaprakash Rao, Smt. Pamula Rajeswari, Ex-Officio members Smt. Chitra Ramachandran, Sri G.Balaramaiah, Joint Executive Officers Sri K.S.Srinivasa Raju, Sri P.Venkatrami Reddy. Some excerpts as follows:

PILGRIM SERVICES

o The spacious Kalyana Vedika located in Tirumala will be henceforth used to perform “Nitya Kalyanam” which will become operational by the end of March. The bride will be provided with talibottu, kalimettlu and darshan will be provided to six members including bride and bridegroom along with their parents.
o With an aim to propagate hindu sanatana dharama vigorously, TTD has decided to perform 150 kalyanams this year.
o TTD is making new Swarna Radham to Lord Venkateswara during the year 2012-13 by utilizing a Gold reserve of around 70 kgs. The old Silver Radham of Lord Venkateswara will be converted in to Golden Radham now.
o No increase is proposed and present rates are maintained on all pilgrim facility areas like Darshan and seva tickets, prasadams, toll gate, reception, etc.
o Additional Pilgrim accommodation facility is brought in by completing Nandakam and Vishnu Nivasam Guest Houses, in all respects and sufficient budget provision is made for this purpose.
o More no. of gold & silver dollars is made available to purchase by way of reducing administrative charges and this will make the pilgrims to feel happy and remember the Tirumala pilgrimage throughout their life.
o In respect of Pilgrim security the inner corridor construction in Tirumala will be pushed forward during the budgeted year.
o Increased allocation has been made to meet the Pilgrims Medical needs at Tirupati and Tirumala.
o Huge outlay on Pilgrim sanitation at Tirumala and Tirupati is provided with a cost of Rs.58.43 crores.
o The measures to implement the Modern Technology Systems in all departments of TTD so as to ensure the desired quantum of work from the Contract personnel employed is contemplated during the year 2012-13 and the sufficient provision has been made to meet the expenditure.
o The huge deficit of Rs.15 Crores in Annadanam Trust is proposed to meet from TTD general funds.
o TTD is taken care of the insurance of property & lives of Pilgrims, and made appropriate provision for the same.
o The Vehicle Inspection facility at the Alipiri Toll gate has been modernized to accommodate & clear more vehicles with enhanced inspection techniques like under chassis inspection to secure the lives of pilgrims.
o 7 New Buses have been introduced in TTD fleet to take the pilgrims to different destinations in Tirupati & Tirumala.
o The Calendar and Dairy prices are not proposed to increase during the year 2012-13.
o The Kalyanakatta is going to be revamped for providing better Pilgrim facilities.

EMPLOYEES WELFARE

* Sufficient provision has been made for House Building, Vehicle Loan and Marriage Loan, etc. keeping in view the enhanced ceilings by Govt.

o Recent Pay Revision recommendations have been implemented in TTD & arrears are paid & able to pay from time to time in the ensuing financial year.
o Provisions are made to meet the increase in Dearness allowance from time to time.
o Sufficient allocation has been made to meet the regular Pension payments. TTD has started building up the Corpus fund for Pensioners and in this regard a provision has been made at Rs.50 crores towards the Pension fund during the Budgeted year 2012-13. For information TTD has made an allocation of Rs.45 crores in the last year.
o Enhanced Capital Budget for procurement of new Vehicles has been made so as to ease out the difficulties of the employees by way of replacing old vehicles, and making additions to the existing fleet.
o To bring out more transparency in the medical expenses incurred by the employees in SVIMS, the reimbursement of Medical Expenses to SVIMS is being contemplated & provision is made.
o Sufficient Budget has been provided for Purchase of medical equipment and purchase of medicines in Hospitals and Dispensaries in TTD. It would increase the confidence of employees on medical facilities provided by TTD.

*
Sufficient amounts are earmarked for Repairs & renovation works of TTD employees quarters and necessary allocation is made to “own house in TTD sites” after getting clearance from the Hon’ble High court.

o Allocation is made in respect of re-imbursement of Uniform allowance to TTD employees on par with Govt. employees which will eliminate the hardship faced by employees with the system of providing uniform through TTD Procurement.

o
One Twelve sheet calendar given to all regular employees @ free of cost.
o
Subsidized rates of laddus & Canteen rates are not altered in case of employees.
o
Sufficient amounts are provided for insurance coverage of gold jewellery, vehicles, Sandal wood etc.

DHARMIC AND CHARITABLE ACTIVITIES

*
Amounts are earmarked for construction of Temples in Kurukshetra, Kanyakumari, way side shelters in Tamilnadu and opening of Gosalas in various parts of States. Budget is provided to Mumbai Information Centre.

o Rs.4.00 crores has been allotted for Renovation of Temples as per the scheme approved by Govt. of A.P. & other requirements through S.V.Heritage & Preservation Trust.
o Rs.12.00 crores will be spent on construction of temples in Dalitawadas / Girijanawadas, etc. under Rs.5.00 lakh / Rs.10.00 lakh scheme.The expenditure towards Dupa Deepa Naivedyam can be met from DPP as a part of Dharma Prachara Activities for the temples constructed under the above scheme.
o Outlay is increased to Rs.2.00 crores on SRAVANAM for opening its sub centres in various districts of A.P.
o Nithya Kalyanam and Srinivasa Kalyanam are treated as part of DPP. Increased outlay has been made for Vedic Assistance Scheme and all projects run by TTD.
o Increased grant has been proposed Rs.2 Crores for undertaking maintenance of SVRRG Hospital & other Govt. medical institutions.
o Increased provision has been made for mike sets, umbrellas, Vigrahams, etc. for distribution to needy temples.
o Grants & Contributions are enhanced to charitable activities like Health & Education.

TTD BUDGET 2012-13

Sources of Funds

(Rs. in Crores)

Sl. No .

Particulars

Revised Estimates 2011-2012

Budget Estimates 2012-2013

1

Capital Funds – Kanuka

731.00

800.00

2

Interest on Investments

405.23

475.00

3

VIP Break, Special Entrance&Seegra Darsanam

165.00

169.00

4

Sale of Human Hair

179.00

145.00

5

Prasadam Receipts

135.00

137.50

6

Choultries Receipts

69.00

72.50

7

Receipts including Loans & Advances recoveries from employees, EMD, Security Deposits, etc.

114.56

56.45

8

Arjitham Receipts

43.00

43.00

9

Sale Proceeds Gold Dollars

17.00

19.00

10

Lease rents from hotels and shops , KKC Receipts, Annadanam receipts, Engineering Receipts, Toll gate receipts, Sale of publications, Canteen Receipts, Educational Receipts, Other Capital Receipts etc.

90.47

92.56

Total :

1949.26

2010.01

Utilization of Funds

Sl. No.

Particulars

Revised Estimates 2011-2012

Budget Estimates 2012-2013

1

Corpus and Other investments

630.23

533.07

2

Salaries & Wages

300.00

336.00

3

Proktham & Vagapadi (Purchase of material for Laddus and Vadas Prasadams)

180.98

196.00

4

Grants and Contributions

124.91

154.56

5

Fixed Assets

125.00

150.00

6

Pension Trust, Gratuity Trust & CPS Trust Payments

125.00

145.00

7

Out sourcing expenses

73.75

92.00

8

Loans & Advances to employees, EMD, Security Deposits, etc.

69.55

53.25

9

Pension Fund Contributions

45.00

50.00

10

Other Purchases like Petrol, Diesel, Stationery, Medicines etc.

30.62

37.51

11

Electrical Charges

33.00

35.00

12

Repairs & Maintenance of Fixed Assets

31.50

32.50

13

Other benefits to staff like reimbursement of Fees & Books, Bus Rayathi Coupons, Brahmotsava Bahumanam, etc.

22.72

24.72

14

Dittam & Arjitham (Purchase of material for Annaprasadams etc. and Vastrams)

21.88

24.00

15

Advertisements

11.00

11.00

16

Other Capital & Miscellaneous Expenses

124.12

135.40

Total

1949.26

2010.01

BUDGET HIGHLIGHTS

a) Kanuka

*
Estimated Receipt – Rs. 731.00 Crores during 2011-12
*
Projected Receipt – Rs.800.00 Crores for the year 2012-13

b) Interest on Investments

*
Estimated Receipt – Rs. 405.23 Crores during 2011-12
*
Projected Receipt – Rs.475.00 Crores for the year 2012-13

c) Seegra Darshan and other Special Entrances

*
The Darshan receipts is expected to yield Rs. 165.00 Crores during 2011-12 where in 45.00 Lakhs pilgrims are expected to avail Seegra Darshan.
*
The Darshan receipt is expected yield Rs.169.00 Crores during 2012-13 where in 46.66 Lakhs pilgrims are expected to avail Seegra Darshan.

d) Sale of Human Hair

*
During 2011-12 by e-Auction method the revenues are estimated at Rs.179.00 Crores
*
During 2012-13 the same is expected at Rs.145.00 Crores.

e) Prasadams

*
Estimated Receipts for 2011-12 – Rs.135.00 Crores
*
Projected Receipts for 2012-13 Rs. 137.50 Crores

f) Choultries and Kalyanamandapams receipts

*
During 2011-12 it is estimated at Rs.69.00 crores due to additional room facilitate made available.
*
During 2012-13 the same is estimated at Rs.72.50 crores.

g) Arjitha Sevas

*
As there is no major change in Arjitha Seva policy and tickets availability the estimates for 2011-12 and the projections for 2012-13 is expected.

Utilization of Funds

The following major areas where the Engineering Department is proposed to spend the budgeted provision of Rs. 150.00 Crores during the year 2012-13.

a) Engineering Department in TTD.

*
Pilgrim Amenities &Accomodation – Rs. 64.87 Crores
*
Roads – Rs. 13.49 Crores
*
TTD Kalyana Mandapams – Rs. 15.39 Crores
*
Educational Institutions – Rs. 13.08 Crores
*
Water Works – Rs. 6.20 Crores
*
Drainage Works – Rs. 1.46 Crores
*
Furniture Works – Rs. 2.44 Crores
*
Other Works – Rs. 31.68 Crores
*
Vedic University Works – Rs. 1.39 Crores

b) Propagation of Hindu Dharma

TTD undertakes Dharmik activities like promotion and propagation of Hindu Dharma culture, preservation of Vedas and other ancient spiritual works to the posterity through grants provided to various institutions.

The total Outlay towards this activity is as follows:

*
2011-12 Rs. 81.09 Crores
*
2012-13 Rs. 106.50 Crores

c) Educational Department in TTD.

TTD is administering nearly 29 Schools and Colleges including special and unique institutions like teaching Music and Dance College, Yoga and Oriental Studies, Deaf & Dum Schools and Vedic Schools etc. These institutions cater to the needs of about 20,000 students.

Total Out lay

*
2011-12 Rs. 55.15 Crores
*
2012-13 Rs. 67.13 Crores

d) Health and Sanitation Department

Health and Sanitation Department undertakes municipal public health functions in Tirumala and TTD areas in Tirupati. The activities of this department are under taken by a mix of TTD employees and Contract workers, besides their activities are also undertaken through Facility Management System under the Engineering Department.

*
2011-12 Rs. 56.41 Crores
*
2012-13 Rs. 58.43 Crores

e) Vigilance & Security Department

The huge number of pilgrim management in TTD makes the role of Vigilance and Security Personnel very essential in the Organization. In other words the Vigilance and Securities department is mandated to “Secure the pilgrim with Smile”. In view of the same, the outlay to these departments is being increased year after year.

The Outlay of the Vigilance and Securities Department is as follows:

*
2011-12 Rs. 32.33 Crores
*
2012-13 Rs. 39.63 Crores

f) Hospitals

TTDs objective in the area of health has got multiple goals:

a) Providing medical care to Pilgrims with point of presence in Tirumala focusing on activities like trauma care and emergency medical attention.

b) Providing medical care to Employees

c) Supporting specialty medical institutions like BIRRD, SVIMS, Srinivasa Sankara Nethralaya and Ayurvedic Hospitals for providing critical healthcare to the poor and needy.

The former two objectives are undertaken by the Medical Department of TTD, while the expenditure for the last objective is met through Grants,

The Outlay for this department is as follows:

*
2011-12 Rs. 17.15 Crores
*
2012-13 Rs. 22.40 Crores

g) Pension

A) The Pension Outlay for three years given below shows steep increase year on year.

*
2011-12 Rs. 125.00 Crores
*
2012-13 Rs. 145.00 Crores

B) To strengthen the corpus of the Pension fund

*
2011-12 Rs. 45.00 Crores
*
2012-13 Rs. 50.00 Crores

h) Statutory Contributions

1. Common Good Fund – Rs. 10.00 Crores

2. Endowment Administration Fund – Rs. 1.00 Crores

3. Archaka Welfare Fund – Rs. 0.50 Crores

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