Saction against charity commissioner’s office
The state government has decided to take action against the charity commissioner’s office after it allowed Muslim trusts to sell/lease Waqf properties.mumbai Updated: May 17, 2011 01:18 IST
The state government has decided to take action against the charity commissioner’s office after it allowed Muslim trusts to sell/lease Waqf properties. State minorities minister Arif Naseem Khan, on Monday, said he had issued directions to the Law Department to initiate disciplinary action against the office.
“We will not allow Waqf property to be mismanaged this way,” said Khan. “In the last 6-7 years, the charity commissioner violated the 1995 Central Waqf Act and gave permission in 130 cases to sell or lease the property,” he added.
Waqf is a donation or endowment to be used for the betterment of the Muslim Community. These endowments are regulated by the respective trusts.
The state, in order to ensure that these properties were not mismanaged, deemed that a nodal body called the Waqf Board would regulate the properties.
In this case, the state found that the charity commissioner’s office tried to supersede the board’s authority.