When you have the power to replace a Jathedar of a Takht then you a very powerful person. Now, Avtar Singh Makkar the SGPC Head has been elected the President of Takht Sri Patna Sahib.
The SGPC head Avtar Singh Makkar was elected the president of Takht Patna Sahib management committee. The committee consists of 15 members where elections for 5 members was held.
Now, the SGPC has full control of 4 Takhts after recently passing regulations of do’s and don’t’s for Takht Jathedars.
The only Takht not under the control of the SGPC is Takht Sri Hazur Sahib which ousted a SGPC member last year. The SGPC has made itself the supreme governing body of the Takhts. They now have full control to oust or instate any Jathedar they wish.
The recent ousting of Jathedar Nandgarh of Takht Damdama Sahib created controversy as many felt there is no longer any independence of any Takht left. The SGPC has become very powerful after this incident as it’s shown it can even fire a Jathedar whenever it wishes.
Many Sikhs are stating that SGPC head Avtar Singh Makkar has now become Super Jathedar.