The newly appointed chairman of Wakaf Board Khurshid Ahmed Ganai on Saturday vowed to work for betterment of the board.
Talking to Greater Kashmir, Ganai said he will work to the best of his ability to improve the board's functioning.
"I will work to the best of my capacity for betterment of the board," Ganai said.
The appointment of Ganai was made after Governor Satya Pal Malik made an amendment in the board's laws.
The amendment paves way for state's Governor to become its ex-officio chairman in times of emergency, provided person is a Muslim. But in case Governor is a non-Muslim, he can appoint any 'eminent person' including one of his advisors as chairman of the board.
Before the amendment no law existed in the state to guide functioning of the board under Governor's rule. The board was without chairman, since the fall of previous PDP-BJP government.
As per Jammu and Kashmir Specified Waqf Act, chairman exercises "general control and superintendence" over functioning of the board.
He has the power to authorize implementation of proposals, which otherwise require approval of board of directors.