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Cabinet approves proposal for amendment in Delhi Sikh Gurdwaras Act 1971
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Cabinet approves proposal for amendment in Delhi Sikh Gurdwaras Act 1971

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New Delhi, Jun 27: The Cabinet on Thursday approved the proposal for the amendment in the Delhi Sikh Gurdwaras Act, 1971, for the inclusion of Takhat Sri Damdama Sahib, Talwandi Sabo, Bhatinda, Punjab as fifth Takhat in the Delhi Sikh Gurdwaras Act, 1971.
The Delhi Cabinet was chaired by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
''According to Section (4)(b)(ii) of the Delhi Sikh Gurdwaras Act, 1971, the Committee shall consist of four members, each being the head priest of the Sri Akal Takhat Sahib, Amritsar,Sri Takhat Kesgarh Sahib, Anandpur,Sri Takhat Patna Sahib, Patna and Sri Takhat Hazur Sahib, Nanded,'' an official statement of Delhi government said.
Representations were received from Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee regarding inclusion of Takhat Sri Damdama Sahib, Talwandi Sabo, Bhatinda, Punjab as fifth Takhat in the Delhi Sikh Gurdwaras Act, 1971.
''The amendments proposed in the Delhi Sikh Gurdwaras Act, 1971 are--Amendment of Section 4-In the principal Act, in clause (b) of Section 4 (i) for the words 'nine members', the words 'ten members' shall be substituted. For the words 'four members', the words 'five members' shall be substituted.The word 'and' shall be omitted;after the words 'Sri Takhat Hazur Sahib, Nanded', the words 'and Sri Takhat Damdama Sahib, Talwandi Sabo, Bhatinda, Punjab' shall be inserted,'' the statement added. (UNI)