Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee
Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee or DSGMC is an autonomous organisation which manages Gurudwaras in Delhi state. DSGMC also manages various educational institutions, hospitals, old age homes, libraries and other charitable institutions in Delhi. It is headquartered in Gurdwara Rakab Ganj Sahib, near Parliament House.In 1971, the Government of India entrusted the management, through an ordinance, to a five-member Gurdwara Board. The ordinance was replaced by the Delhi Sikh Gurdwaras Act, 1971, passed by Parliament, providing for a committee to be elected by Sikh vote.Elections took place under the supervision of government authority and the new body called Delhi Sikh Gurdwaras Management Committee (DSGMC) came into existence in 1974. Under the provisions of the Act, the elections must take place every four years.
Gurdwara Rakab Ganj Sahib, Delhi
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Current President is Manjinder Singh Sirsa represents Shiromani Akali Dal Badal who defeated outgoing president Paramjit Singh Sarna in the elections of 2013. Current General secretary is S. Harmeet Singh Kalka who is representative of Kalkaji ward.
On 5 August 2013 Maj Gen Lakhwinder Singh YSM was appointed Director General DSGPC.
Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee comprises 55 members, 46 of whom are elected by the Sikhs of Delhi and 9 are coopted. Out of the nine coopted members, two represent the Singh Sabhas of Delhi, one the SGPC (Amritsar), four the Takhts at Amritsar, Anandpur, Patna and Nanded, and two those Sikhs of Delhi who do not want to or cannot contest elections but whose services can be of value to the Committee.
It is governed by a Chairman and a President as per Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Act of 1971. The term of DSGMC is four years, formed through elections conducted by Directorate of Gurdwara Elections of Delhi Government. Of over a million Sikhs living in Delhi, around 450,000 are registered voters for the DSGMC elections.
Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee is counterpart of Shiromani Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee in Delhi but operates independently. SGPC nominates one member to Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee.
Educational Institutes being run by DSGMCEdit
DSGMC has opened many schools, polytechnics and khalsa colleges for imparting education.
- Guru Harkishan Public Schools
- Guru Nanak Public Schools
- Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Khalsa College
- Guru Tegh Bahadur Institute of Technology
- Sri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce
- Sri Guru Nanak Dev Khalsa College
- Mata Sundri College for women
- Guru Tegh Bahadur Polytechnic Institute
- Guru Ram Das College of Education
- Guru Nanak College of Education
- Sri Guru Tegh Bahaur Institute of Management & IT
- Guru Hargobind Institute of Management & Information Technology