Dr. Najma Heptulla, (Msc. Ph.D) from the University of Denver (USA) has taken over the charge of the Cabinet Minister of Ministry of Minority Affairs, Government of India on 26.05.2014 . She is now ex-officio Chairperson of Central Waqf Council. She is eminent writer and has published several research papers in National and International journals. She has been the member of the Central Waqf Council. View Profile
Consequent to the amendments of the Waqf Act, 1995 by the Waqf (Amendment) Act, 2013, the Central Waqf Council has been empowered to advise the Central Government/State Governments and the State Waqf Boards for due administration of the Auqaf. The Central Waqf Council has now vested with the powers to issue directives to the State Waqf Boards on various aspects of its functioning and in the process the Council is devising appropriate format for reporting its performance particularly on the Financial Performance, Survey, Maintenance of Waqf Deeds, Revenue Records, Encroachments of Waqf Properties, Annual Reports and Audit Reports including leasing of waqf properties to the Central Waqf Council as may be specified. In the light of the above empowerment, the role of the Central Government, Central Waqf Council and State Waqf Boards have been enlarged to protect the waqf properties from encroachment and alienation and to develop them on commercial lines, so as to derive higher income to fulfill the intent of the Waqf. Therefore it is necessary for all the stakeholders to carry out sensitization programme in the respective States by creating awareness by holding seminars/workshops/conference amongst the various groups and individuals connected with the institutions of Auqaf, so that the new provisions enacted in the Waqf (Amendment) Act, 2013 are well known and clearly understood in order to protect the waqf properties from encroachment and alienation. The Central Waqf Council therefore urge all the Mutawallis, managing committees, specially the State Waqf Boards to hold regular meetings amongst themselves and in conjunction with the State Government to fulfill the objectives outlined under the Waqf (Amendment) Act, 2013.
waqf DevelopmentWith a view to protect vacant waqf land from encroachers and to develop it on commercial lines for generating more income in an...
EducationalThe Central waqf Council has been running various educational programmes for the benefit of the community. The Council...
Ongoing ProjectsAndhra Pradesh
Anjuman-e- Islam, Lalapet, Guntur
Development project of Amin-e-Shariat Education Trust,
Completed ProjectsSerai Mosque waqf
Vijaywada (for commercial Complex)
Baitul Madina waqf
Hyderabad (for commercial Complex)