Chandigarh- The Haryana cupboard, presided over by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, right here on Tuesday accorded approval to the formulation of the Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (Delimitation of wards and elections) Rules, 2023.

The tenure of the advert hoc committee constituted to handle and supervise the affairs of the Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee goes to run out after 18 months. Accordingly, it’s vital to carry elections of gurdwaras in Haryana to elect members of the Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee and for that function guidelines are required to be enacted, an official assertion stated.

In order to offer higher autonomous administration and efficient supervision of Sikh gurdwaras and gurdwara properties in Haryana, the Haryana Sikh Gurdwara (Management) Act, 2014 (for brevity the Act) was enacted by the state vide notification dated July 14, 2014.

The Haryana Sikh Gurdwara (Management) Act, 2014 was challenged by means of submitting of writ petition earlier than the Supreme Court. In the petition, the apex courtroom vide order dated August 7, 2014, directed that the established order with regard to gurdwaras should be maintained by all involved.

In view of the instructions, the advert hoc committee continued past the interval of its limitation of 18 months as supplied beneath sub-section (8) of Section 16 of the Act. Later, on September 20, 2022, the writ petition was lastly dismissed by the Supreme Court.

As the requisite guidelines, stipulated beneath Section 52 of the Act for conducting the gurdwara elections weren’t formulated in order to elect the members from numerous wards. Hence, after finishing up modification in clause (8) of Section 16 of the Act an advert hoc committee was constituted to handle and supervise the affairs of the Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee until a brand new committee as stipulated beneath Sections 3 and 4 of the Act will not be constituted by holding elections.

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