Wakf Board flouts rules, appoints more employees

Srinagar: At a time when the Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti, urged restructuring of Muslim Wakaf Board, it has recruited scores of employees flouting its own order
The Board that spends 95 per cent revenue on the salaries of its army of employees had issued an order banning re-employment. Ironically, the secretary of the Board who issued the said order has also been re-employed.
The copy of the order vide number 708 dated 2014 reads: “In supersession of all previous orders issued on the subject, it is hereby ordered that the re-employed employees working in the Wakf Board in various Sections/Units who have attained/crossed the age of 62 years will be relieved of their duties with effect from 31st December 2014.”
“Almost all the people posted on the top positions have either crossed the age of 62 or have been re-employed,” A Board employee wishing not to be named said. “Except an employee looking education area of the Wakf was shown the door, rest were re-employed and some of them have attained the age of 80.”
Sources said that Secretary, Advisor Orchards, Financial Advisor, Accounts Officer, Revenue Officer (names withheld) of the Wakf Board are some of the employees who have been re-employed owing to their political affiliation. Secretary Wakf Board who banned the re-employment two years back and was the brain behind the order is himself 80 plus, still employed in the Board.
Calling for a structural revamp to make the Board a dynamic and vibrant organization, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti recently had ordered immediate mapping and inventory management of landed property and physical assets including details of revenue, expenditure and human resource on the rolls of the organization.


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