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Scheme for Strengthening of State Waqf Boards

The Ministry of Minority Affairs, GoI, has a scheme for state waqf boards for improving their income generation and to make them self sufficient.

Objective

  • To make administration and management of the waqf properties transparent and accountable.
  • To ensure the sound functioning and institutional capacity of the State Waqf Boards
  • To improve their income generation
  • To eliminate their dependence on outside financial support.

Eligibility

The grants-in-aid would be provided to State Waqf Boards who fulfill the following conditions

  • Have a legally constituted Waqf Board
  • Have a full-time CEO
  • Ensure to have Rules and Regulations framed and approved by the State Government
  • Ensure up-to-date conduct of audit of the accounts of the Board by auditor(s) appointed under authority.
  • Ensure up-to-date audit of the accounts of mutawallis by auditors appointed under authority.
  • To ensure that survey of all waqf properties and registration of the properties are completed
  • Update information to track to recover alienated, encroached or unauthorisedly occupied waqf properties.
  • Send periodical reports.
  • Ensure timely completion of the scheme “Computerization of Records of State Waqf Boards”.

Benefit

  • Under Component-I, funds would be provided for meeting the training and administrative costs of their establishments.
  • Under Component II, funds would be provided in connection with removal of encroachment from waqf properties.
  • Under Component-III, funds would be provided for strengthening of zonal/regional level offices keeping in view the number of districts as well as the number of waqf properties in the State.

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