Events

67TH MEETING OF THE CENTRAL WAQF COUNCIL

67th Meeting of the Central Waqf Council was held on 24 june 2014 under the Chairpersonship of Dr. Najma Heptulla, the Hon’ble Union Minister for Minority Affairs and Chairperson – Central Waqf Council to discuss important issues concerning the effective functioning of the State Waqf  Boards  in the country. The Council  discussed issues in depth and took decisions for the better management of Auqaf. The Council also decided followings:-

All the provisions of the Waqf (Amendment) Act, 2013 need to be implemented by the State Governments.

To carry out awareness campaign to sensitize waqf institutions.

Muttawalis to furnish Annual Report to the State Waqf Boards as per format designed by Central Waqf Council

CWC members to visit State Waqf Board(s) of their respective state and report.

Council to encourage educational development of the community through technical institutions.

However, the minutes of the meeting of the Council would be uploaded shortly.

 

  1. Central Waqf Council organized a conference to discuss the provision of the Waqf Act, 1995 on 25/06/2013, which was attended by the Chairmen and CEOs of the State Waqf Boards.  In addition, the review of the progress of the scheme of computeriztion of the State Waqf Boards was also part of the one day conference.
  2. The 63rd meeting of the Cetnral Waqf Council was held on 26.06.2013 to take note of various progress and decision taken by the Sub-Committees of the Council.
  3. The 64th meeting of the Central Waqf Council was also held on 02.09.2013.
  4. The Central Waqf Council organized a one day National Conference  of Chairman and Chief Executive Officers of all the State Waqf Boards on 06.11.2013 in Mirza Ghalib Hall, Scope Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi under the Chairmanship of Shri K. Rahman Khan, Hon’ble Union Minister of Minority Affairs and Chairman, Central Waqf Council to discuss the significant  Amendments incorporated in the Waqf Amendment  Act, 2013 and also to review the computerization of Waqf records.  The Conference was participated by the Chairman and Chief Executive Officers of 23 State Waqf Boards. In addition, the senior officers of the Ministry of Minority Affairs and NIC were also present in the conference. The delegates of the boards apprised off the situation of their respective boards. The Hon’ble Minister of Minority Affairs, Jb. K. Rahman Khan highlighted the significant amendments incorporated in the Waqf Amendment Act, 2013, such as timely completion of the survey, composition of the Waqf tribunals, encroachments etc.  In the new Act the Central Waqf Council has been empowered to issue directives to the State Waqf Boards and it would now advise the Central Government, State Government and the State Waqf Boards for due administration of the Waqf in the country. The Hon’ble Minister also assured to the representative of the boards to provide all sort of co-operation for better management of Auqaf in the country.  While extending vote of thanks, Secretary of the Council, Shri Ali Ahmed Khan, for a day long interaction on various important issues/ provisions of the Waqf Act, emphasis for better coordination among the Central Waqf Council, Central Government & State Waqf Boards for protection, retrieval and development of the Auqaf in the Country for the upliftment of the community.
  5. The 65th meeting of the Central Waqf Council was held on 06.11.2013.
  6. The 66th meeting of the Central Waqf Council was held on 12.02.2014.

About

The Central Waqf Council a Statutory Body was established in December, 1964 by the Government of India under the provision of Section 8A of Wakf Act, 1954 (now read as sub section 1 of the Section 9 of the Waqf Act, 1995) for the purpose of advising to the Central Government, the State Governments and the boards on matters concerning the working of the State Waqf Boards and due administration of the Auqaf. As per the provision given in the Waqf (Amendment) act 2013, the council has been vested with more powers to issues directives to the Boards to furnish information to the Council on the performance of the State Waqf Boards, particularly on their financial performance.

The Council consists of Chairperson, who is the Union Minister Incharge of auqaf, presently Dr. Najma A. Heptulla is the ex-officio Chairperson and such other members not exceeding 20 in numbers appointed by Government of India as stipulated in the Act. The Secretary is the Chief Executive Officer of the Council, who shall exercise powers of control supervision and management over the office and of Council. The office of the CWC has shifted in Central Waqf Bhawan ,P-13 & 14,Pushp Vihar,Opposite Family Court,Sector-6, Saket New Delhi-110017.

Committees of the Central Waqf Council

In order to ensure smooth functioning of the Council, the following four Sub-Committees have been appointed from amongst the members of the Council. These committees meet periodically and discharge their responsibilities, as assigned under the Central Waqf Council rules 1998:

  1. Planning and Advisory Committee (PAC)

To look after financial and administrative matters of the council.

  1. Waqf Development Committee (WDC)

To monitor the scheme for the Development of Urban Waqf Properties.

  1. Education and Women Welfare Committee (EWWC)

To monitor the Educational and Women welfare programmes.

  1. Monitoring Committee (MC)

To look after the overall functioning of the Council and to advise on the monitoring aspects.

Major Functions

To Advice Central Government, State Governments, State Waqf Boards on the functioning of the Waqf institution across the country.

Monitoring the implementation of the Waqf (Amendment) Act 2013 in States and UTs.

Render Legal Advices on protection and retrieval of the Waqf Properties and for removal of encroachment etc.

Implantation of the Scheme for Development of Urban Waqf Properties (Both Major/Minor projects).

Identification of potential Waqf land for development by National Waqf Development Corporation Ltd.

Running Educational and Women Welfare Schemes such as establishment/strengthening of ITI/VTCs, support to Libraries and matching grant to the State Waqf Boards for the welfare of the Community.

Involved in the Implantation of the scheme of Computerization of the State Waqf Boards records, funded by Ministry of Minority Affairs.

Involved in the implementation of the scheme of Strengthening of the State Waqf Boards funded by Ministry of Minority Affairs.

To obtain necessary information from the State Government/Board’s on the performance of the State Waqf Boards.

To take up the Waqf matters with various departments of Central and State Governments such as ASI, Railways, Revenue and Forest etc.

To interact with the State Waqf Boards to ascertain the status of implementation of the various provisions of the Act.

To undertake awareness programmes to promote the interest of the Council and sensitize the Waqf institutions about their role and functions.