CM chairs Waqaf Board meeting
Emoluments Of Imams Hiked
Srinagar, May 7: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah who is also Chairman J&K Muslim Waqaf Board Monday directed for conducting special administrative and financial audit of the Waqaf Board. He said on the basis of the report of the Vice-Chairman of the Board terms and references for the special audit should be fixed and the audit completed within the period of six months.
The Chief Minister also gave nod to the enhancement of emoluments of the Imams.
Chairing the 15th meeting of Board of Directors of J&K Board for Muslim Waqaf and Specified Waqaf Properties here, the Chief Minister said the findings of the special audit team to be comprised of two members from the government and one from the Waqaf Board should be placed before the Board for further action.
The Chief Minister also gave nod to the enhancement of emoluments of Imams from present Rs 3000-6000 slabs to Rs 5000-10000 slabs. He also approved promotions to the employees of the Waqaf Board. Omar asked the Board to enhance its reach to needy, destitute, orphan, widows and poor to ameliorate their lot and help rehabilitation. He said the scholarships for meritorious poor and deserving students should also be categorized.
The Chief Minister also directed for bringing all proposals involving financial implications through the Finance Committee for final decision in the Board.
The Chief Minister directed for ascertaining the feasibility of establishment of Bibi Haleema College of Nursing and Medical Technology at the proposed sites of Kathi Darwaza, Srinagar and Darya-ud-Din Sahib Ganderbal by a team of experts. He asked the Board to seek the expert advice from IIIM and SKUAST for establishing a farm for cultivation of medicinal plants at Baba Reshi.
He directed for inviting open expression of interest for illumination project for the Asar-e-Sharief Hazratbal shrine. The Chief Minister said that all development works of shrines and Waqaf properties should be put to open tendering process. He also stressed for maintaining and conserving Waqaf assets and keeping up-to-date record registries of the assets and other matters.
The meeting was attended by Minister for Law and Parliamentary Affairs and Rural Development, Ali Muhammad Sagar, Vice Chairman, Waqaf Board, M Y Qadri, Members of the Waqaf Board, Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister and various other senior officers.
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