Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi has said that Central government will award those Mutawallis who will perform well in the management of waqf properties.
He said, this will ensure utilisation of waqf properties for upliftment of the society especially educational empowerment of girls.
The waqf Mutawallis are the custodian of waqf properties across the country.
Addressing the first National Mutawalli conference of Central Waqf Council in New Delhi, Mr Naqvi said, these properties should be utilised for educational, employment oriented skill development and health-related activities.
The Minister said, this award programme will be held every year.
Waqf Mutawallis from Bihar, Chandigarh, Delhi, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Uttrakhand attended the first Mutawalli conference.
Mr Naqvi said, Central Waqf Council is providing financial help to state waqf boards for digitisation of records so that state waqf boards can complete the task within timeframe.