SGPC Chief Objects Appointment Of A Non-Sikh As MD & CEO Of The Punjab & Sind Bank

The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) Chief, Harjinder Singh Dhami, has raised objections over the appointment of Swarup Kumar Saha, as the Managing Director and the Chief Executive Officer of the Punjab and Sind Bank. 

SGPC Chief has an objection with the appointment of a non-Sikh man as the MD and CEO of the Punjab and Sind Bank. In an official release, Harjinder Singh Dhami said “This bank (PSB) is known as Sikh bank and only a Sikh should be appointed at its top post. A consensus was also reached in this regard with the government at the time of nationalisation of this bank, but sadly it is not being implemented in spirit.”

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The SGPC Chief has now appealed to the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, to consider appointing a Sikh as the MD & CEO of the Bank. He added that before the appointment of Saha as the CEO & MD, Sikh traditions were not being followed and now, the same has been done again.

Punjab and Sind Bank was nationalised in 1980 and is currently under the ownership of the Ministry of Finance, Government of India. It has around 1526 branches all over India, out of which 635 are located solely in Punjab. It was established in 1908 in Amritsar, by Bhai Vir Singh, Sir Sunder Singh Majitha, and Sardar Tarlochan Singh to serve the then Sind and Punjab areas of colonial India.

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