Scheme for computerization of the Records of the State Waqf Boards

As per the decision of the Standing Finance Committee (SFC) meeting held on 27/12/2013 for the Scheme of computerization of the Records of the State Waqf Boards Central Waqf Council has been involved by the Ministry of Minority Affairs as the implementing agency of the above scheme during the 12th plan period. The Committee has also decided to change the Scheme guidelines and get the balance work done by hiring some outsource agency.

In line with the above decision, Central Waqf Council executed the Memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Ministry of Minority Affairs on 31/12/2013. Thereafter, Ministry of Minority Affairs released a sum of Rs. 2.50 crores as first instalment to the Council under the above scheme.

Accordingly, Expression of Interest (EOI) in sealed cover has been sought from the reputed agencies to complete the remaining work of WAMSI as is outlined in the Scheme, by giving advertisement in the official website of CWC, Ministry of Minority Affairs and leading newspapers of New Delhi/Kolkata/Chennai/ Mumbai/Bengaluru/Hyderabad. In response to the above advertisement 15 agencies had submitted their proposal which were opened on 23/12/2013 by a committee consisted of Director (Waqf), Technical Director (NIC) and the undersigned.

Based on the criteria and conditions of the EOI, 8 agencies have been found to be eligible. However, as required Request for Proposal (RFP) could not be finalized due to lack of technical expertise in house and the exact quantum of work to be outsourced has not been identified for each property. Hence, holding the preparation of the RFP and it is expected to be completed shortly by engaging & hiring a technical agency or expert.

(a) Once, the RFP is ready for circulation amongst the eligible short listed agencies, necessary proposals would be obtained and finalized. Moreover, the volume of work is large and covered throughout the country. Therefore, it may require more numbers of agencies to con-currently carried out the assigned work so as to complete within a shortest possible time.