Sarnas misusing funds, violating code: SAD

The Shiromani Akali Dal Friday alleged large-scale misuse of DSGMC funds, machinery and other resources by Sarna brothers and described it as serious violation of model code of conduct for DSGMC elections, which will be conducted on January 27.

The party urged the director of the Gurdwara Elections to immediately seize all records of DSGMC and take strict action to punish Paramjit Singh Sarna and other office bearers of the committee. A written complaint was lodged by the party's secretary and spokesman Dr Daljit Singh Cheema.

In his complaint, Cheema alleged that cheques were being distributed by Sarna brothers from DSGMC accounts to various Gurdwaras of Delhi against norms and violating model code of conduct. Cheema further alleged that several appointments of teachers were done after the date of notification of election and throwing merit and all other norms to wind. "Similarly DSGMC machinery is being blatantly misused by Sarna brothers," Cheema added.

Dr Cheema said that cheque number 034531 dated January 14, 2013 worth Rs 25,000 and another cheque number 034535 dated on the same day worth Rs 21,000 has been issued to Gurdwara Molar Band, Badarpur. Apart from this cheque number 034527 worth Rs 21,000 had been given to Gurdwara in Sorab Vihar.

He further alleged that some cheques had been given to gurdwaras after the date of notification but dates on the cheques were changed to circumvent code of conduct.

SAD also alleged that about 20 appointments of teachers including Harpreet Singh, Kiranpreet Kaur, Charanpreet Kaur, Ghunjiv Kaur, Amrit Kaur, Jagpreet Singh and Amandeep Kaur have been done in DSGMC schools violating model code of conduct and ignoring merit.

"Not only this, 30 promotions have given to certain favourites from LDC to UDC, from UDC to Assistant, primary teacher to TGT and TGT to PGT ignoring service rules simply to oblige them and to use them in elections," added Cheema.

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