Central government has set a target to achieve 100 per cent digitisation of Waqf properties

Minority Affairs Minister Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi today inaugurated a
national conference of Central Waqf Council (CWC), organised at NDMC
Convention Centre in New Delhi. Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said here that
the Central Government has set a target to achieve 100 per cent
digitisation of Waqf properties across the country in its first 100
days. There are more than 6 lakh registered Waqf properties across the

Naqvi awarded 8 Mutawalis under “Qaumi Waqf Board Taraqqiati Scheme”
for better management of Waqf properties in their respective state Waqf
boards. This is for the first time that Mutawalis have been encouraged
and awarded for better utilisation of Waqf properties especially for
socio-economic-educational empowerment of needy.
Naqvi said that Mutawalis are “Custodian” of the Waqf properties and
it’s their responsibility to ensure safety and better utilisation of
Waqf properties.
Ministry of Minority Affairs Shri Shailesh, other senior officials,
Central Waqf Council Secretary, CWC Members, senior officials of the
council, Chairmen/CEOs of state Waqf boards attended this national
Naqvi said that a programme on war footing has been launched for 100
per cent Geo tagging and digitalisation of Waqf properties across the
country to ensure these properties can be utilised for welfare of the
society. Central Waqf Council is providing financial help and technical
assistance to state Waqf boards for digitalisation, GI Mapping/Geo
Tagging of Waqf properties so that state Waqf boards can complete
digitalisation work within decided timeframe.
mapping of the Waqf properties has been initiated with the help of IIT
Roorkee and Aligarh Muslim University. The Central Waqf Council has
provided video conferencing facilities to 20 state Waqf boards and it
would be provided in the remaining state Waqf boards by the end of this
Naqvi said that for the first time since Independence, Prime Minister
Shri Narendra Modi led Government is providing 100 per cent funding to
develop schools, colleges, ITIs, polytechnics, hospitals, multi-purpose
community hall “Sadbhav Mandap”, “Hunar Hub”, common service centres,
employment oriented skill development centres and other basic
infrastructure on Waqf land under Pradhanmantri Jan Vikas Karykram
(PMJVK) for weaker sections and needy especially girls in those backward
areas which had been deprived of these basic facilities. 
Naqvi said that while only 90 districts of the country had been
identified for Minority communities’ development earlier; Prime Minister
Shri Narendra Modi led Government has expanded development programmes
for Minorities in 308 districts, 870 blocks, 331 towns and thousands of
the villages of the country.
Naqvi said that the report of a five-member committee, constituted to
review Waqf properties lease rule, headed by Justice (Retd) Zakiullah
Khan, has been submitted. The recommendations of the committee will
ensure that Waqf rules are made easy and effective for better
utilisation of Waqf properties and to free these properties, several of
these entangled in disputes for several decades, from disputes.  The
Central Government, in consultation with the state governments, is
taking necessary action on the recommendations of the committee.