DSGMC President ask Lt. Governor to act against government engineer discriminating


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DSGMC President ask Lt. Governor to act against government engineer discriminating Sikh subordinate on religious lines


New Delhi / 3, December 2015 –Taking serious note of allegations of discrimination on religious basis levelled by a Sikh Engineer PS Virk working with Delhi government as assistant engineer in irrigation and flood control department the President of Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) Manjit Singh GK has written to Lt. Governor of Delhi Najib Jung to take up the matter with stern hand and take action against the errant officer of the same department.


Referring to the violations of provisions of article 16 in the Constitution of India for equal rights to all citizens in government jobs, Manjit Singh GK told the Lt. Governor that Virk working was mentally tormented because of he being Sikh by his immediate senior Executive Engineer SK Sharma and is often rebuked for no reason and no fault of Virk and on many occasions also asked to vacate his seat in office for engineers and officers of other religion.


Virk and his father KS Virk who met Manjit Singh GK on 28 November 2015 gave a written complaint alleging that he was asked to give explanations and served show cause notices for no fault of his. The Sikh assistant engineer also alleged that he was mentally tortured to the extent that out of frustration he leaves his job.


DSGMC President asked Lt. Governor to take strict action against those who are violating constitutional provisions, human and religious rights. The complaint given to Manjit Singh GK also apprehended that Virk’s annual confidential report would also be spoiled. The complaint adds that Virk’s senior have tempered the officials records and have shown him absent while he was undergoing training.


He also alleged that the immediate senior of Virk was publicly using abusive language for him, was being repeatedly transferred, even pressurised to leave his job and delaying his promotion.


A copy of letters from Manjit Singh GK was also sent to Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, Chairman National Minorities Commission and Chairman Minorities Commission, Delhi, and its member Harvinder Singh Sarna.

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