DSGMC urges Patil to set up panel to recommend amendment to DSG Act

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New Delhi, Mar 25 (UNI) The DSGMC today urged Union Home Minister Shivraj Patil to set up an expert Committee to recommend amendments to the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Act 1971, to democratise the functioning of the organisation.

''We request you to kindly use your good offices to put an end to stopgap ad-hoc amendments to facilitate certain quarters and instead an order must be passed to establish a committee to go comprehensively into the proposals of amendments to the Act,'' DSGMC members said in letter to the Home Minister.

''The move to introduce the amendment Bill in the Legislative Assembly of Delhi may kindly be stopped in the interest of justice,'' it added.

It said the Delhi Government had approached the Home Ministry for obtaining its approval for the amendment which will provide two years term for the Executive Board of the DSGMC and for introducing an Amendment Bill in the Delhi Legislative Assembly.

''The Central Body of the DSGMC has not approved of this amendment in the Act and as such no action whatsoever be taken on the same,'' it added.

During the past three years the Sikh Organisations, including the Sikh Forum and individuals in Delhi, have sent representations for comprehensive amendments to the Act to the Chief Minister, it pointed out.

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