Waqf records will be digitised within 100 days: Naqvi

The central government aims to achieve 100 per cent digitisation of waqf properties across the country in its first 100 days, Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said.

At the national conference of Central Waqf Council (CWC) here, Naqvi awarded eight ‘mutawalis’ (custodian of waqf properties) under the “Qaumi Waqf Board Taraqqiati Scheme” for better management of waqf properties in their respective state waqf boards.

This is for the first time that ‘mutawalis’ have been encouraged and awarded for better utilisation of waqf properties especially for socio-economic-educational empowerment of needy, a statement said.

Addressing the conference, Naqvi said that the central government has set a target to achieve 100 percent digitisation of waqf properties across the country in its first 100 days.

There are more than 6 lakh registered waqf properties across the country.

Chairperson of Waqf Development Committee, Dr Darakhshan Andrabi, and Secretary of the Ministry, Jane Aalam, were also present in the conference.

Speaking in the meeting, Andrabi said that all state waqf boards will be asked to follow the same system of digitizing the waqf properties and assets with a stipulated time span. “I will soon take up the issue with the J&K state administration to initiate a programme,” she said.