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Qaumi Waqf Board Taraqqiati Scheme (QWBTS)

Qaumi Waqf Board Taraqqiati Scheme (QWBTS):

Implemented by The Ministry of Minority Affairs through the Central Waqf Council (CWC)

  • Under this scheme, a dedicated online portal has been developed.
  • This dedicated online portal is the Waqf Assets Management System of India (WAMSI) for computerization, digitization of records of Waqf properties and Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping of Waqf properties to prevent encroachment.
  • The Waqf property details on WAMSI have been entered by the respective State Waqf Boards (SWBs).
  • As per Section 40 of the Waqf Act 1995 (as amended in 2013) the State Waqf Board is empowered to decide any question which arises as to whether a particular property is a Waqf property or not or whether a Waqf is a Sunni Waqf or a Shia Waqf.
  • The decision of the Board on a question, unless revoked or modified by the Tribunal, be final.

Central Waqf Council (CWC):

  • It is a statutory body under the Ministry of Minority Affairs.
  • It was set up in 1964 as per the provision given in the Waqf Act, 1954 as Advisory Body to the Central Government on matters concerning the working of the Waqf Boards and the due administration of Auqaf.
  • The Council has been empowered to advise the Central Government, State Governments and State Waqf Boards.
  • It will now issue directives to the boards/ State Government to furnish information to the Council on the performance of the board particularly on their financial performance, survey, revenue records, encroachment of Waqf properties, Annual and Audit report etc.