Plea to computerise wakf properties

The Supreme Court on Friday sought response from the Centre and all states on a plea seeking direction to implement the scheme for computerisation of wakf board properties spread across the country.

A three-judge bench presided over by Chief Justice P Sathasivam issued notice to the Minority Affairs Ministry and all state governments and union territories.

The PIL was filed by Moradabad-based NGO Manav Vikas Sewa Samiti. Advocate Shad Anwar, appearing for the NGO submitted that the scheme formulated for computerisation of wakf properties, spread through out the country, in order to streamline the record keeping and tracking of legal cases did not materialise despite its launch in 2009 as no time limit was fixed.

He said that the matter was taken up on priority basis by joint parliamentary committee which recommended for it in 2008 under the supervision of Minority Affairs Ministry.

“No wakf Board has completed its work of digitisation of records despite the fact that funds have been received by all the wakf boards in the month of January 2010,” he noted.

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