About

Our Vision and Values

Our Values of Religious Freedom, Personal Excellence, Democratic Representation and Promoting Unity uphold and are upheld by all the work we do. We firmly believe it is through these values that we can play our part in shaping a fairer society: a society that works for all. 

What We Do

Supreme Sikh Council UK provides collective leadership to a very diverse community.

Supreme Sikh Council UK campaigns on issues effecting Sikhs.

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Supreme Sikh Council UK campaigns on issues effecting Sikhs.

Supreme Sikh Council UK promotes Sikh values and principles and the teachings of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji as interpreted by Guru Khalsa Panth through the institution of Sri Akal Takhat Sahib Ji.

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Supreme Sikh Council UK is primarily a representative body that seeks to unite Sikhs in their pursuit of personal, social, spiritual and economic well-being.

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Supreme Sikh Council UK is primarily a representative body that seeks to unite Sikhs in their pursuit of personal, social, spiritual and economic well-being.

Supreme Sikh Council UK represents Sikhs and their views to local, regional, national and international decision makers and decision making bodies.

Organisational Structure

The Supreme Sikh Council UK is a membership based, democratic and representative organisation.  Any organisation that has existed in the UK for at least two years and operates for the benefit of the Sikh community can apply to become an Affiliated Member Organisation.

Affiliated Member Organisations include Gurdwaras, local & regional Gurdwara Councils, Jathebandis, campaign groups, women’s groups, young people groups, schools and educational organisations, social and welfare organisations and NGO’s.

Board of Jathedars

A Board of Jathedars is established consisting of Amritdhari Sikhs who have achieved distinction in their fields.  The Board of Jathedars will serve as an advisory and scrutiny body as well as deal with grievances and disputes.  Members of the Board of Jathedars are appointed by the General Assembly.

General Assembly

Affiliated Member Organisations pay an affiliation fee every two years, the level of which will be determined by the size of the organisation.  The affiliation fee also determines whether the organisation is entitled to send one, two or three delegates to meetings of the General Assembly which take place at least twice a year.

The General Assembly is the ultimate decision making body of the Supreme Sikh Council UK and is also responsible for selecting the Executive Committee every two years.

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee consists of fifty one members of whom thirty are selected by the General Assembly.  The selected thirty will then co-opt the remaining twenty one who may or may not be members of the General Assembly.

This system preserves the power of Affiliated Member Organisations whilst allowing for deficiencies such as gender, age, geographic, social and cultural background to be addressed.  It also allows for gaps around specific skills and experiences to be addressed.

Specialist Sub-Committees

The Executive Committee is accountable to the General Assembly for the efficient and proper functioning of the Supreme Sikh Council UK.  To assist in this, the Executive Committee may appoint specialist sub-committees as it sees fit including the following as a minimum:

  • Community Safety
  • European and International Affairs
  • Finance
  • General Purpose
  • Indian Sub-continent Affairs
  • Media and Communication
  • Strategy, Policy and Legal Affairs

The Chairs of the specialist sub-committees are appointed by the Executive Committee from amongst its members.  Other members are appointed on the basis of skills, experience and expertise and members may or may not be members of the Executive Committee or General Assembly.

Office Bearers

The General Assembly will appoint from amongst the Executive Committee members the following office bearers who are required to be Amritdhari.  Assistants to the office bearers as well as other named officers may be appointed all of whom who do not have to be Amritdhari.

  • Secretary General
  • Administrative Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Coordinator of Affiliate Organisations
  • Spokesperson

Operational Policies

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Code of Conduct

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Right of representation

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Mediatation and dispute resolution Policy

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Investigation Model

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Current Team

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