Advisor Ganai chairs 28th BoD meet of Muslim Wakf Board

Approves opening of Zakat Fund Account, modern diagnostic centre at Khanyar
Advisor Ganai chairs 28th BoD meet of Muslim Wakf Board

The 28th Board of Directors (BoD) meeting of the J&K Muslim Wakf Board was held under the Chairmanship of Chairman, J&K Wakf Board and Advisor to Governor Khurshid Ahmad Ganai on Friday.

During the meeting the Chairman appreciated the steps takenby the Board to strengthen the recovery mechanism and effective utilisation ofassets of the Board.

A plethora of welfare and developmental works were approvedduring the meeting. It was decided that the assets of the Board would beutilised up to their full potential to generate the maximum revenue out ofthem. It was also unanimously decided that the recovery from the debtors wouldbe further geared up in future.

The Board decided to utilise the prime space available atMunawarabad and Eidgah, Srinagar for raising commercial structures with thefunds available with them. This, the Board, viewed would boost the resourcebase of the Wakf in the long run. These structures, the Board decided, will beconstructed after consulting the Chief Engineer PWD (R&B) Kashmir and ChiefTown Planner of the state and would be completed in the  six months' duration only.

It was also decided by the BoD that a well-equippeddiagnostic centre would be set up at Khanyar, Srinagar to lessen the burden ofmedical expenses on the deprived class of the society. The centre would beoperated by retired doctors and para-medics on 'No profit No loss' basis andwould conduct all kinds of diagnostic examinations.

Each member gave nod in the meeting to donate Rs 10000towards the 'Zakat Fund Account' to be established by the Board this year.General public will also be encouraged to contribute their charity towards thisfund. The Board decided to use this corpus fund for the treatment of poorcancer patients in consultation with the SKIMS administration.

In order to start the Masters in Nursing at Bibi HalimaNursing College from the current session, the Board was informed that therequisite positions have already been created as per the norms of NursingCouncil of India. The chair was informed that the college would soon be shiftedto new campus constructed at Kathi Darwaza, Srinagar. It was further apprisedthat sufficient hostel facilities have been created at this new location whichwould suffice our needs for many years to come.

For timely intervention in making the Wakf propertiesappealing and better utilised, the Board decided to authorise the Vice-chairmanto instantly undertake minor repairs wherever required. The members of theBoard also decided to adopt a school each in their vicinity to look after itsfunctioning. They were asked to give their feedback and suggest measures forits better management and results.

Ganai, who is also Chairman of the Wakf Board entreated uponthe members to invest their valuable time towards the functioning of the Board.He said that this will help the Board to grow and serve the society better. Heexpressed that the Board would take all the measures to enhance its revenue andrecovery in the times ahead.

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