Conf. on role of Mutawallis in mgmt. of Waqf Boards held in isles

Port Blair
31 Mar 2018

The A & N Islands Waqf Board in association with Central Waqf Council organised the A & N Islands Mutawalli Conference in the Conference hall of Zilla Parishad, Port Blair on Saturday for creating awareness about the Role of Mutawallis for the professional management of the Waqf. Mr. Anindo Majumdar Chief Secretary, A & N Administration was the chief guest and Mr. B. M Jamal, Secretary, Central Waqf Council, Ministry of Minority Affairs was the guest of honour.
The conference, first of its kind, was attended by all the officer bearers of the Waqf estates spread over from Diglipur to Campbell Bay. The Chief Secretary assured all support for effective functioning of the Waqf Board. He appreciated the Waqf Board in response to the PPT presentation on its achievements and future plan. He assured to look into the request of the Board for appointment of full-time Chief Executive Officer, declaring PBMC and Zilla Parishad as Nodal Department of the Waqf Board for maintenance and upkeep of the Graveyards and further assured to look into the request of the Waqf Board to declare APWD as the Nodal Department for executing the projects of the Waqf Board. He also assured that the request of the Board for handing over of Farzand Ali Market at Aberdeen Bazar. Mr. Jamal made a presentation appraising participants about the provision of the Waqf Act of 1995 and the Waqf Properties Lease Rule of 2014.
The Chairperson, A & N Islands Waqf Board Mr. Mohammed Tabraiz thanked the Chief Secretary for assuring to address the pending requests of the Board. He also expressed gratitude to the Chief Secretary for promising to support the Waqf Board in its future projects. Mr. Ahmed Hashim Badat, Member Waqf Board made a Power Point presentation on the provision of Accounts and Budgets under the Waqf Act with a request to all Waqf Estates to adhere to the statutory provisions. Mr. Abdul Rasheed, EO of the Waqf Board welcomed the gathering earlier. It was also attended by Janab Gulam Hussain, Chairman, A & N Islands Hajj Committee, Janab K. Alvi, Janab Abdul Samad Faizy, Dr. Jameela Banu and Janaba Yasmeen Begum and eminent personalities of the community. Vote of Thanks by was given by Janab. K. Alvi, Member, Waqf Board.