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Government of India
Ministry of Minority Affairs
24-August-2012 20:31 IST
Financial Assistance to State WAQF Boards

State Waqf Boards come under the administrative purview of the State Governments. However, based on the recommendations of the Joint Parliamentary Committee on Waqf in its 9th Report submitted to the Parliament on 23rd October, 2008, the Ministry of Minority Affairs is implementing one scheme namely “computerization of records of State Waqf Boards”. Giving this information in written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha, Shri Vincent H. Pala, Minister of State for Minority Affairs, said that the Scheme was launched in December, 2009. Under the scheme, grant-in-aid is provided to the State Waqf Boards for setting up Central Computing Facilities (CCF) and payment for manpower engaged for technical assistance.