Bhadrinathacharyulu, the Special Grade Deputy Collector, Land Protection Cell, Endowments Department, Hyderabad, has been appointed as the new Executive Officer of Sri Seetharamachandra Swamy temple in Bhadrachalam. According to official sources, the authorities concerned have issued orders to this effect on Monday night.

The present incumbent, Chandrasekhar Azad, has been transferred to Sri Lakshmi Tirupatamma Devasthanam at Penuganchiprolu in Krishna district. Mr. Bhadrinathacharyulu had a long association with the district. He held various posts, including Tehsildar of V R Puram, Thallada, Nelakondapalli and Mudigonda mandals, in the past. He is likely to take over as the new Executive Officer of Bhadrachalam-based Sri Seetharamachandra Swamy temple in a few days.