Social organisations and even people, performing ‘Ganga Aarti’ at numerous ghats will now must get registered with the Varanasi Municipal Company (VMC). The choice has been taken by the district administration to verify encroachments on the riverfront, which is a public property.
The municipal authorities have additionally been requested to arrange the information of the ‘Ganga Aarti’.
District Justice of the Peace Kaushal Raj Sharma has requested the municipal authorities to arrange the information of the Ganga aarti and full the registration course of by March-end.
Thereafter, no such actions can be allowed on the ghats with out the registration and prior permission of the VMC.
“The riverfront is a public property owned by the state authorities and being taken care of by the Varanasi Municipal Company,” stated the district Justice of the Peace in a letter to VMC.
“It has been observed that very often that some individuals bask in disputes over holding Ganga Aarti. The municipal company ought to make a particular regulation for organising the Ganga Aarti alongside the ghats. The VMC ought to register the aarti organisers with the allotment of house, which must be renewed yearly. Moreover, it also needs to be ensured that no aarti is organised by any particular person or organisation with out the VMC’s permission,” he stated.
The VMC has additionally been directed to appoint a nodal officer to take care of the entire course of.