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Long & Unjustifiable Delay of Nearly
One year in Reconstitution of the Central Wakf Council
A Drag on the Management of Wakfs in the
MMM’s Suggestions on Improving Wakf
New Delhi, 1 April, 2011 Mr. Syed Shahabuddin,
President of All India
Muslim Majlis-e-Mushawarat, has issued the following statement;
The MMM of the AIMMM
regrets to note that the Central Wakf Council has not been re-constituted for
nearly one year after the expiry of its term despite the fact that the Wakf
(Amendment) Bill strengthens the role and function of the Council and gives it
the power to supervise the working of the State Wakf Boards.
The MMM supports the
idea that the Central Wakf Council should elect its own Chairman so that the
Minister of Wakf may effectively supervise its working.
The MMM is of the
considered view that the number of Wakf Boards must be reduced by forming more Inter
-State Wakf Boards, each to cover atleast one thousand Wakf estates among
contiguous states & UT’s.
The MMM rejects the idea
of forming a separate Class – I Service to administer wakfs but proposes that
the State Governments concerned should take Muslim officers on deputation for
the posts of Executive Officers etc, not only from the civil services but also
from other All India, Central and State Class –I Services.
The MMM is also of the
view that as a matter of principle, the State Governments must bear the entire
administrative expenditure of the Wakf Boards, must finalise Wakf survey,
expeditious make the Wakf Tribunals functional and active and restore to the
Wakf Boards the Wakf properties, which are in the hands of the State Government
or its official & semi-official bodies.
The MMM also suggests
that all State Governments which have not yet done so should include public
wakfs in the list of public premises for expeditious removal of encroachments
as well as to exempt such properties from the application of land ceiling laws
and rent legislation.
The MMM also feels that
all major State Wakf Board should be continuously represented in the Central
Wakf Council while rotation may be limited among minor Boards.