Amritsar:President of Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee(SGPC), Prof Kirpal Singh Badungar, will present the budget of committee for financial year 2017-18 today.
The budget will be presented at Teja Singh Samundari hall of golden temple. All the SGPC members from every nook and corner of the country are likely to be present on this occasion.
According to sources, an increase between five and seven percent in the last year’s budget proposals are likely to be made this year. The last year’s budget was pegged at 1,064 crore. The annual budget at that time had been present by Avtar Singh Makkar, the then SGPC chief.
Last year’s budget was Rs 993 crore and was presented on March 3i but this year the presentation of budget has been advanced by a couple of days.
According to SGPC chief secretary, Harcharan Singh, as per section 85 of the SGPC by laws, all gurdwaras, trust funds, educational funds, schools being run by SGPC directly and the printing presses being managed by committee are to be covered under this budget proposals. The ceremony will commence in the noon, sources revealed.
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