Central Wakf Council

Central Wakf Council

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Central Wakf Council, India is an Indian statutory body established in 1964 by the Government of India under Wakf Act, 1954 (now a sub section the Wakf Act, 1995) for the purpose of advising it on matters pertaining to working of the State Wakf Boards and proper administration of the Wakfs in the country. Wakf is a permanent dedication of movable or immovable properties for religious, pious or charitable purposes as recognized by Muslim Law, given by philanthropists. The grant is known as mushrut-ul-khidmat, while a person making such dedication is known as Wakif.

The Council

The Council is headed by a Chairperson, who is the Union Minister Incharge of Wakfs, while Secretary is the Chief Executive of the Council, there are maximum 20 other members, appointed by Government of India as stipulated in the Wakf Act. Presently the chairperson is Salman Khursheed, the Minister of State for Ministry of Minority Affairs Ministry of Minority Affairs website.

State Wakf Boards

The State Wakf Boards work towards management, regulation and protect the Wakf properties by constituting District Wakf Committees, Mandal Wakf Committees and Committees for the individual Wakf Institutions
  • Assam Wakf Board
  • Bihar Wakf Board
  • Chhattisgarh Wakf Board
  • Gujarat Wakf Board
  • Haryana Wakf Board
  • Himachal......
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