Amritsar: Putting a check upon the ‘arbitrary attitude’ of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), its chief Prof Kirpal Singh Badungar had placed under suspension two employees working in a school, managed by the SGPC. The two employees- Jaspal Singh and Dharamjit Kaur, however, are non-teaching employees in Guru Ramdas School in the Golden Temple colony of the holy city.
Suspended Jaspal Singh is a real brother of Satinderpal Singh alias Billu, who was private secretary to Badungar’s predecessor, Avtar Singh Makkar, while Dharamjit Kaur is the daughter of Onkar Singh, an ex-assistant secretary of SGPC. Badungar is learnt to have removed Harcharan Singh, holding the coveted post of SGPC’s chief secretary.
It has been revealed that the complaints about the ‘dictatorial attitude’ adopted by Singh in each and every matter were regularly pouring in ever since Badungar took over as SGPC president. Harbhajan Singh Manavan of SGPC’s ‘dharam prachar committee’ has been asked to handle the affairs of chief secretary.
Sources revealed that since Manavan is considered to be an honest person, hence, Badungar opted to appoint him upon this gubernatorial position.
It is pertinent to mention here that during the tenure of Makkar as SGPC chief, Harcharan Singh used to play a second fiddle to Makkar as Singh in each and every matter. Known to be a close aide of Makkar, he was also obliged with the authority to run the affairs of Sri Guru Ramdas Institute of Medical Sciences in Vallah, SGPC’s prestigious medical institute imparting education of post graduate medical courses.
Another former secretary, Joginder Singh Adliwal, who too was occupying a plum post, was asked to resign, sources maintained.
Shahbaz Singh, who used to be a personal assistant (PA) to Harcharan Singh, has been made supervisor.
Gurbachan Singh has been appointed in charge of Takht whereas his predecessor Sukhdev Singh will now be principal of SGPC’s Sikh Missionary College, amritsar. A driver in Ludhiana’s school for mentally retarded children too was transferred to a school of SGPC in Jind, Haryana, sources claimed.
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