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"Once A Waqf Always A Waqf"
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Waqf Development

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Waqf Development

Central Waqf Council is a statutory body under the administrative control of the Ministry of Minority Affairs, Government of India.  It was set up in 1964 as per the provision given in the Waqf Act, 1954 as National Level Apex Advisory Body to the Central Government on matters concerning the working of the Waqf  Boards and the due administration of Auqaf in the country. However, under the provision given in Waqf (Amendment) Act, 2013 , the role of the Council has considerably expanded.  The Council has been empowered to advise the Central Government, State Governments and State Waqf Boards.  In addition to the expanded role of advice, it will now issue directives to the boards/ State Government to furnish information to the Council on the performance of the board particularly on their financial performance, survey revenue records encroachment of Waqf properties and Annual and Audit report etc.

The Council consists of Chairperson, who is the Union Minister Incharge of Waqf and such other members, not exceeding 20 in number, as may be appointed by the Government of India. Presently Shri. Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Union Minister of State, for Minority Affairs (Independent Charge) is the ex-officio Chairperson of the Central Waqf Council.  The 11th Council has been re-constituted on 23rd  November, 2015 under  Sub Section (1) and (2) of Section 9 of the Waqf Act, 1995as amended for a period of three years. The office of the Central Waqf Council is housed in a newly constructed  Central Waqf Bhawan at P-13 & 14, Pushp Vihar, Sector-6, Opposite Family Court Saket, New Delhi -110017.  

Major Function

  • To advice Central Government, State Governments, State Waqf Boards on matters concerning the working of the Boards and due administration of Auqaf.
  • To Monitor the implementation of the provisions of  Waqf (Amendment) Act, 2013 in States and UTs.
  • To Render Legal Advices on protection and retrieval of the Waqf Properties and for removal of encroachment etc.
  • To Implement the Scheme for Development of Urban Waqf Properties & Identification of potential Waqf land for development by National Waqf Development Corporation Ltd.
  • To Implement Educational and Women Welfare Schemes for skill development and to empower the poor, specially Women.
  • To Implement the Scheme of Computerization of the State Waqf Boards records, a Central sector scheme of   Ministry of Minority Affairs.
  • To take up the Waqf matters with various departments of Central and State Governments such as ASI, Railways, Revenue and Forest etc.
  • To undertake awareness programmes to promote the interest  of the Council and to sensitize the Waqf institutions about their new role and functions.

Scheme For Development of Urban Waqf Properties

The Scheme for the Development of  Urban Waqf  Properties was launched  by the Council in 1974-75 with the Grant-in-Aid of the   Government of  India with  a view to augment the resources of the Waqf Institutions and for better realization of the objectives of the Waqif  appreciating the response the scheme is containing.  Under this scheme the Council has been  providing loan assistance through the respective State Waqf Boards for taking up economically/commercially viable buildings on Waqf land, such as commercial arcades, Marriage halls, Hospitals, Cold Storage etc. The Ministry of  Minority Affairs, Government of India has been providing annual Grant -in -Aid under for this specific purposes.