Dabinderjit Singh

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Dabinderjit Singh Sidhu is a Director at the National Audit Office,[1] and spokesman for Sikh rights and interests.[2][3][4] He was awarded an OBE in 2000.[5]

Protection of Sikh rights and interests[edit]

Singh has acted as a spokesman for Sikh Secretariat, formed in 2001,[2] and The Sikh Federation (UK), a political party formed in 2003 to protect the rights and promote the interests of the hundreds of thousands of Sikh residents in the UK who compose its third-largest faith.[2][3][4]

Singh was at one time a member of the International Sikh Youth Federation.[6] After he left the organisation, it was listed as a terrorist organisation by a number of nations, and dissolved.[6][7][8] None of these reports claimed that Singh was involved in terrorism, or in the ISYF since it was banned.[8][9]

Kim Bolan, writing in The Vancouver Sun, reported in February 2008 that Dabinderjit Singh was in Canada refining and gathering support for his party's agenda. One contentious item on the proposed agenda was to have both the Babbar Khalsa and the International Sikh Youth Federation delisted as terrorist organizations.[6][7]

He was appointed to the board of Transport for London in 2006, under former Mayor Ken Livingstone, and served until 2008, when new Mayor Boris Johnson decided to not reappoint him.[8][10][11]

National Audit Office career and Alias[edit]

He has been an employee of the National Audit Office[12] since 1988.[13]

The National Audit Office is not part of Government;[12] therefore Singh is not a civil servant.

In November 2000, the National Audit Office reported that Singh ("known as Sid Sidhu to his colleagues") had been promoted to Director. (NAO Focus Issue 9).[1] Since 2000 NAO has published one further reference to Singh under the name Dabinderjit Singh.[14] All other references have used the alias 'Sid Sidhu'.[1]

In March 2004 he was appointed the first Chair of the EU College of External Auditors for the European Defence Agency.[6][13] By summer 2007 he no longer held this post.[15]

See also[edit]

Sikh Federation (UK)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c [1],
  2. ^ a b c Britten, Nick (19 Sep 2002). "Listen to us, Sikhs warn Labour". The Telegraph. Retrieved 2009-06-11. 
  3. ^ a b "British Sikhs form party". BBC. September 2003. Retrieved 2009-06-11.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  4. ^ a b Casciani, Dominic (13 September 2003). "British Sikhs find voice in political party". BBC. Retrieved 2009-06-11. 
  5. ^ "ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE, CIVIL". BBC News. 16 June 2000. Retrieved 2009-05-31. 
  6. ^ a b c d "Canadian Sikh Agenda to be released by March-end". WorldSikhNews.com. 20 February 2008. Retrieved 2009-06-09.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  7. ^ a b Bolan, Kim (February 18, 2008). "Sikh leader solicits support". The Vancouver Sun. Retrieved 2009-05-31. 
  8. ^ Gilligan, Andrew (21 April 2008). "Sikh civil servant who backs ‘martyr’ is now on TfL board" (PDF). Evening Standard. Archived from the original (PDF) on June 17, 2009. Retrieved 2009-05-31. 
  9. ^ [2]
  10. ^ "London mayor's LTTE, Khalistan 'links' questioned". Sify News. 2008-04-23. Retrieved 2009-05-31. 
  11. ^ a b National Audit Office,
  12. ^ a b [3],
  13. ^ [4],
  14. ^ [5],

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