Within six months of her appointment as the president of the apex Sikh body Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee, critics are accusing Bibi Jagir Kaur of directly recruiting more than two dozen employees, violating the established norms of recruitment. These allegations on SGPC president Bibi Jagir Kaur have been levelled by SGPC’s executive member Charanjit Singh Jassowal.
“Neither Bibi Jagir Kaur gave advertisement, nor it took a nod from the executive members for recruitment on these posts,” Charanjit Singh Jassowal said in a press release.
Charanjit Singh Jassowal has also claimed that most of these directly recruited employees are relatives of Bibi Jagir Kaur’s loyal officials working in the SGPC. “The administrative officials have started feeling suffocated due to these unnecessary appointments, and the possibility of anarchy is now looming over SGPC’s official infrastructure,” he added.
“On one side, the SGPC has reduced the amount of medical and house rent allowances of its employees while citing shortage of funds, but on the other side, employees are being recruited directly,” he added.
Jassowal has asked Bibi Jagir Kaur to shun her dictatorial attitude and focus on improving the image of SGPC by increasing the transparency in its working.
“If the appointment of these directly recruited employees is not scrapped with immediate effect, then we will be forced to take up this issue in the next executive meeting strongly,” he said.
Jassowal has also appealed to the other SGPC members to speak up against these irregularities in the apex Sikh body.