In the National Capital Delhi, the Sikh community will start the polls on Sunday in order to elect members of the Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee who will take care of nine historical Sikh places of worship.
Basically, DSGMC main responsibility is to manage nine historical Gurudwaras in Delhi which includes Sis Ganj Sahib, Sri Rakab Ganj Sahib and Bangla Sahib. There are six colleges of which committee takes care including Mata Sundri College in Delhi University, SGTB Khalsa College and SGND Khasa College. Many other libraries, institutions and schools come under DSGMC.
The headquarters of committee is at Gurdwara Rakab Ganj Sahib in New Delhi. The DSGMC which is a part of SGPC takes care of institutions in Chandigarh, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Punjab independently.
The elections of DSGMC are managed directly by Directorate of Gurdwara Elections which are under NCT’s government of Delhi. The rules laid out in Delhi Sikh Gururdwara Act of 1971 are being followed by DSGMC till now.
Once the member is elected for the position, till next elections i.e for period of four years, that member will hold the responsibility. In the voting process, only those are allowed to cast their vote who follow the religious code of conduct along with eligible with five tenets.
This year, the elections took place among three parties i.e Panthic Sewa Dal (PSD) supported by Aam Aadmi Party, Akali Dal (Delhi) and Akali Dal (Badal). For this, 560 polling stations have been set up in order to have proper voting.