Jammu and Kashmir News
SRINAGAR, JULY 10: In a significant move aimed at making Wakaf properties productive assets, Chief Minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, today framed several internal Committees within the newly-constituted J&K Wakaf Board that have been tasked to recommend steps to be taken for improving the functioning of education and health institutions under its control. The Committees have been asked to survey and submit its findings in the next Board of Directors’ meeting of J&K Wakaf Board, to be convened shortly.
The Chief Minister also asked J&K Wakaf Board to make elaborate arrangements, especially at Asar-e-Sharief, Hazratbal, for devotees on the auspicious occasions of Shab-e-Qadr, Juma-tul-Vida
During the meeting, Peer Mohammad Hussain, who was earlier nominated as Vice Chairman (VC), was today formally elected as the VC of J&K Wakaf Board.
Mufti Sayeed directed Azhar-ul-Amin to prepare a strategy to recover the outstanding on account of rentals pending with various departments.
On the instructions of Chief Minister, the Committee on education will also submit a report on up-gradation of Wakaf Board schools as Model Schools with focus on smart classrooms and modern teaching. It will also submit a structured plan to identify certain institutions as feeding schools for Islamic University of Science & Technology, Awantipora.
Referring to the expansion plan of Asar-e-Sharief, Hazratbal, the Chief Minister said a detailed project will soon be prepared and submitted to the Central Government for improving the facilities, in particular, construction of multiple wuzu khanas and lavatory blocks, to facilitate the devotees.
On his visit to Asar-e-Sharief, Hazratbal, the Chief Minister had tasked the Tourism Department and Lakes & Waterways Development Authority (LAWDA) to devise a plan for beautifying the Shrine premises, making streetlights functional and renovating the jetty area.