The ordinance, which will be promulgated by the governor, provides for constituting an ad-hoc committee on more than one occasion if the elected committee to manage the Haryana gurdwaras could not be constituted.
The proposed amendment will help the State Government settle the internecine struggle between Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (HSGMC) President Baljit Singh Daduwal and his predecessor Jagdish Singh Jhinda for the control of the Sikh body.
It will also facilitate a smooth transfer of assets of 48 SGPC-controlled gurdwaras to the Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (HSGMC). Since the State legislature is not in session, the State Government decided to bring an ordinance to facilitate the transition.
“The proposed amendment empowers the Government to nominate a member of the committee or the ad-hoc committee as patron,” an official spokesperson said.