Download Learnerz IAS app from the Play Store now! Download



Sikh Gurdwaras (Amendment) Bill UPSC NOTE


Controversy over broadcast and telecast of the Gurbani from the Golden Temple

  • Gurbani kirtans are sung when the portals of the temple are open in the wee hours of morning. 

  • The singing stops when the portals close during the evening. 

  • The hymns are sung by Sikh clerics sitting in the gilded complex of the temple.

  • On June 20, 2023, the Punjab government passed the Sikh Gurdwaras (Amendment) Bill. 

  • Through the Bill, the government is seeking to amend the Sikh Gurdwaras Act, 1925, which was enacted for the administration of certain Sikh gurdwaras in Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, and Chandigarh. 

  • The government’s aim is to ensure that the broadcast and telecast of the Gurbani from the Golden Temple is free for all channels. 

  • The rights up until this point lay with G-Next Media Private Limited, which runs PTC Punjabi, a channel in which Shiromani Akali Dal leader Sukhbir Singh Badal has a majority stake. 

  • Chief Minister said that the Bill aimed to ensure that there was no undue control of a “particular family” over the rights to telecast the Gurbani.

Arguments by SGPC:

  • On June 26, the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), the apex governing body of all the Sikh gurdwaras in India and abroad, rejected the Bill.

  • Terming the move unconstitutional and politically motivated.

  • As per the rules, since 1998, the SGPC had given the rights to broadcast the Gurbani from the Golden Temple to various channels. 

  • The current agreement with G-Next Media is up to July 2023.

  • Under the ongoing agreement, G-Next Media had decided to pay ₹1 crore annually, with a yearly hike of 10%, to the education fund of the SGPC.

  • The government’s moves have created a controversy again, it has also sparked a debate on the SGPC’s autonomy.



Amritsar,1,April 2024,301,Art & Culture,1,August 2023,251,Courses,7,Daily Current Affairs,48,December 2023,189,Disaster Management,2,Environment and Ecology,148,February 2024,228,Foundation Course,1,GDP,1,GEMS Club,1,GEMS Plus,1,Geography,154,Govt Schemes,2,GS 2,1,GS1,6,GS2,36,GS3,15,GST,1,History,9,Home,3,IAS Booklist,1,Important News,71,Indian Economy,118,Indian History,2,Indian Polity,135,International Organisation,12,International Relations,97,Invasive Plant,1,January 2024,240,July 2023,281,June 2022,6,June 2023,268,June 2024,173,March 2024,238,May 2022,17,May 2024,330,Mentorship,2,November 2023,169,October 2023,203,Places in News,2,Science & Technology,66,Science and Technology,90,September 2023,205,UPSC CSE,111,
Learnerz IAS | Concept oriented UPSC Classes in Malayalam: Sikh Gurdwaras (Amendment) Bill UPSC NOTE
Sikh Gurdwaras (Amendment) Bill UPSC NOTE
Learnerz IAS | Concept oriented UPSC Classes in Malayalam
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Readmore Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS PREMIUM CONTENT IS LOCKED STEP 1: Share to a social network STEP 2: Click the link on your social network Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy Table of Content