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Waqf Council to fund digitisation of state waqf boards

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The Central Council will provide funds to the state boards for completion of their digitisation in the stipulated timeframe, it was announced on Thursday.

The decision was taken at the 78th meeting of the Central Council chaired by which reviewed the functioning of state boards.

The digitisation of records is expected to bring transparency in the functioning of state boards which usually function in an opaque manner and whose functionaries face corruption charges.

Besides, the Council will be appointing two legal support officers, two zonal officers and two surveyors in every state board for "preservation, maintenance, development of properties and related legal matters", Naqvi said after the meeting.

"The Central Council will also help those institutes which are being established and those who are running on properties and are engaged in educational activities especially educational empowerment of girls," he said.

He said that conferences of mutawallis (caretakers/incharge) will be organised across the country regarding preservation and development of properties under the Act.

The first such 'Mutawallis conference' will be held in on March 8 in which mutawallis and representatives from state boards from all the north Indian states would participate, the said.

--IANS

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First Published: Thu, February 15 2018. 22:54 IST
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