Waqf Board assets will be investigated in Uttarakhand, Social Welfare Minister orders to constitute inquiry committee

There will be an investigation into the assets of the Waqf Board in Uttarakhand. Social Welfare Minister Chandan Ram Das ordered the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to constitute an inquiry committee in this regard after the board’s review meeting on Monday. He also informed that the madrassas running without recognition in the state will also be investigated. At present, there are 192 madrassas, which are also receiving grants for management from the central and state governments. All madrasas have been asked to get due recognition from the education department.
At present 2089 assets are registered in Uttarakhand Waqf Board, while a large number of unregistered assets are also being reported. There has been frequent talk of defacement of registered assets. Recently, the case of selling graveyard land in Haridwar district had come to the fore. Now taking this seriously, the government has decided to get the assets of the board checked.
Social Welfare Minister Chandan Ram Das said that complaints of misuse of Waqf Board assets have come to his notice. The inquiry committee will examine all the assets. Whoever is guilty, action will be taken against him. He also informed that at present 425 madrasas are running in the state, but none are recognized by the education department. He said that 192 madrassas are getting grants from the central and state governments for management, but it has come to the fore that teachers serving in madrassas are not being paid honorarium. In view of all this, instructions have been given to investigate it.
According to the cabinet minister, it will be ensured that the madrassas get recognition from the education department and the material being given to them is utilized properly.

Survey not done after 1995:
In view of the assets of the Waqf Board, a survey was conducted in the year 1995 in undivided Uttar Pradesh. After this, the Waqf Act was amended in the year 2013. In this, the district magistrates were named survey commissioners, but the survey work could not be done.

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