Mufti frames panel to check revenue pilferage of Wakf properties
Jammu and Kashmir News
SRINAGAR, NOVEMBER 01: – With a view to arresting the potential of pilferage in donation made by the devotees and income generated out of commercial assets owned by J&K Wakf Board, Chief Minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, Sunday ordered constitution of a Committee to suggest a mechanism to streamline collection of endowments and rentals in a more transparent manner.
He also indicated possible revision of rentals on leased-out Wakf Board’s landed and commercial assets to improve its weak revenue resource base. “If need be, we can even contemplate amending the Jammu & Kashmir Muslim Specified Wakf and Specified Wakf Properties Act,” he said, while favouring a sizeable hike in the abysmally-low rentals currently in vogue.
The Chief Minister made these observations while chairing the 21st Board of Directors meeting of J&K Wakf Board, here today.
Mufti Sayeed had in the previous BoDs meeting of Wakf Board on September 11 emphasized upon providing students in Wakf schools access to modern tools of teaching like smart classrooms and e-learning.