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Sikh News SGPC spread wings to add corporate culture in management of Sikhs shrines

Discussion in 'Breaking News' started by Vikram singh, Mar 11, 2010.

  1. Vikram singh

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    FATEHGARH SAHIB: The Shriomani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), the supreme religious body of Sikhs would soon add flacourr of corporate culture to its headquarter at Amritsar with a dedicated team of Business Management professionals handling the key affairs.
    This would be for the first time that SGPC has initiated process to induct MBA professionals to its team of about 3,000 employees.
    It may be mentioned here that SGPC, a statutory body comprising elected representatives of the Sikhs concerned primarily with the management of sacred Sikh shrines under its control within the territorial limits of Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and the Union territory of Chandigarh.
    Apart from the management of Gurdwaras, the SGPC runs many prestigious educational institutions including Medical colleges, Hospitals and many charitable trusts.
    SGPC which is also known as mini parliament of Sikhs had invited Gursikh and Amritdhari candidates to appear in the walk-in-interview for various posts in Mata Gujri College, Fatehgarh Sahib on Thursday. The interviews for various posts held in the college premises. SGPC president Avtar Singh Makkar has constituted a committee to select the candidates.
    According to information received, SGPC Director Education Dr Gurmohan Singh Walia, SGPC secretary Dilmegh Singh, a charted accountant S.S. Kohli, Mata Gujri College, Fatehgarh Sahib principal Dr Jatinder Singh Sidhu and Khalsa College, Patiala principal Dr Dharminder Singh Ubha was member of the selection committee. The interview started around 2 pm and continued till late evening. Written test of the candidates were also taken.
    For two posts of Supervisor (Store Purchase) the SGPC has preferred MBA in Material Management candidates. Sources said nine candidates have applied. For the one post of Supervisor/Accounts Officer the religious body fixed MBA finance qualification. Sources said nine candidates applied for the post.
    For the ten posts of Supervisor Accounts the SGPC preferred B.Com/M.Com PGDCA qualification. Sources said 63 candidates applied for the post. For the three posts of Branch Supervisor the committee fixed M.A. English with atleast second division with proficiency in spoken and written. Sources said total 11 candidates applied for the post.
    For the two posts of Supervisor publicity the SGPC fixed qualification MJMC/MMC with 5 years experience in English newspaper. Sources said only two candidates applied for the post.
    Dr Walia informed that those Gursikh candidates who were not Amritdharis at present were also allowed to attend walk-in-interview. However, if selected they will have to partake Amrit before joining duty. While confirming that MBAs will be appointed first time in SGPC head office at Amritsar, claimed that today’s interviews have conducted in a transparent way.
    SGPC did not allow patits (apostate) Sikhs candidates to appear in the interview.
    The SGPC did not mention any age limit in the advertisements given in newspapers neither mention scale for the duty but it was mentioned that there is age relaxation for deserving candidates.
    Not only male but a large number of female candidates also attended interview for posts.
    When contacted SGPC president Avtar Singh Makkar he said the committee wants to hire professional for providing better services to people and to get best result.
    It may be mentioned that The Sikh Gurdwara Act 1925 was clear that the Shiromani committee or institutes being run by it could not be treated as an industry, corporation or a business house. The employees who were recruited got salary for the “seva” they rendered to gurdwaras or SGPC-run institutes.
     
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  3. Vikram singh

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    what kind of better service to people he talking about ? need help here Please
     
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    When they win the votes they will forget what they have said all i have seen they are Sikhs that can lie very well
     
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    Vikram ji

    You have me wondering now too! I think they have so much money that they need a professional team to keep track of it. That was my only hunch.

    More important is your point that this is not supposed to be run like a business

    [qupte]It may be mentioned that The Sikh Gurdwara Act 1925 was clear that the Shiromani committee or institutes being run by it could not be treated as an industry, corporation or a business house. The employees who were recruited got salary for the “seva” they rendered to gurdwaras or SGPC-run institutes. [/quote]

    But they have now all these schools, medical colleges, and the rest.
    Either one day this will all blow up. Or the Sikh Gurdwara Act will be amended to make everything they do legitimate. Or they will simply become a business, run like a corporation, with their own constituencies, and the rest of the quom will ignore them. Not unlike other religious institutions, in almost any religion, where a "sect" within a larger religious denomination runs its own affairs and non-members are essentially disinterested. When I think about it from my end what is growing is a sense that they have their own operation. For example, they run a missionary college. Someone interested in attending a missionary college will pick that one if it fits their needs and their beliefs. Or will pick a different one that has no connection to SGPC...and there are several of those as well. Their are many examples of how this would work within various Christian groups. It is interesting that religious institutions evolve in that way.
     
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    On the same lines, It should not surprise anybody If "Badal's" SGPC comes up with a course for award of SANT's Degree or Brahm Giani Course.

    For Managing Gurudwaras, Sikhs should have resolve to do Seva.

    I guess by the time, I would grow Old SGPC would be Badal Ltd Company and Panth Would be declared Section of Hinduism and Sikhs as Keshadhari Hindus.

    P.S. My Feeling is not based on this sole Incident but whole set of endeavors by the Badal-run SGPC, since before 78.
     
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  7. Vikram singh

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    Maskinji, this is the best answer,i have ever seen
    Thanks:}{}{}::}{}{}:
     

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