Potential Action to be Taken Against SGPC Employees for Mishandling Leftover Funds

by Manjari Singh

In a significant turn of events, the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) executive is gearing up to take decisive measures against employees involved in the misappropriation of funds amounting to Rs 1 crore from the Golden Temple’s langar, spanning the years 2019 to 2021.

A comprehensive review of various panthic concerns is scheduled for discussion during the upcoming SGPC executive committee meeting, set to take place on September 5th.

Reliable sources within the SGPC have indicated that the identities of the individuals responsible for the mishandling of langar proceeds might be made public, bringing the issue to light and ensuring transparency in the matter.

The latest developments stem from the actions initiated on July 4th when Harjinder Singh Dhami, the head of SGPC, took a resolute step by suspending a total of 51 employees. Among them were 35 inspectors, eight managers, six supervisors, and two storekeepers. These suspensions were attributed to alleged financial misconduct and irregularities linked to the administration of the Golden Temple’s langar.

Providing a ray of hope for some of the accused personnel, the SGPC, on August 9th, opted to reinstate 23 of the previously suspended employees. This move demonstrates the committee’s willingness to undertake a thorough examination of the allegations and potentially rectify any misunderstandings.

The SGPC, which holds immense significance in the Sikh community, is steadfast in its commitment to uphold the values of accountability and integrity. The impending actions against the employees involved in the mismanagement of funds underscore the organization’s determination to preserve the sanctity of institutions associated with Sikhism.

As the forthcoming executive committee meeting approaches, all eyes are on the SGPC’s decisions and the potential course of action that will be taken to address the concerns surrounding the misappropriation of Golden Temple’s langar funds. The actions to be undertaken will undoubtedly send a strong message about the committee’s dedication to preserving the ethical and moral principles that are deeply embedded in Sikh traditions.

Manjari Singh

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