Lieutenant-Governor Najeeb Jung on Friday dissolved the Delhi Waqf Board even as he referred its very constitution to a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe for alleged corruption and procedural irregularities in functioning. The Board had, ironically, been “superseded” by the Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party Delhi government almost to this day last year, with it being stripped of its powers which were transferred to the Capital's Revenue Secretary. A government source, privy to developments in this regard, said the basis of the action taken by the L-G was based on alleged illegality in the superseding of the Board by the government last year, and “procedural lapses” ranging from recruitment, the use of funds and even “the election of its Chairman within a day instead of a week, as per procedure,” among other irregularities. On Friday, the LG declared the reconstitution of the Board, announced the appointment of its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and members as illegal and void ab initio,superseded as per procedure, and that it would be administered by a special secretary-level bureaucrat through an additional charge. The appointments in question were made by the AAP’s Okhla MLA Amantullah Khan. “In view of the deliberate and persistent acts of illegality, violation of rules, allegations of corruption, possibility of malafide, etc., the whole matter related to the Delhi Waqf Board is referred to the CBI for investigation,” Raj Niwas said in a statement. The L-G has further directed Divisional Commissioner A. Anbarasu to set up a committee to review the legality and propriety of all decisions and action taken by the Board after its constitution in March, and submit a report within a month. Two resignations Two members of the Board had earlier resigned alleging “corruption” and “irregularities in appointments” during Mr. Khan’s tenure. “Revenue Department’s notification dated October 8, 2015 superseding the Delhi Waqf Board and dated March 11, 2015 reconstituting the Delhi Waqf Board and orders of services department dated April 28, 2016 appointing Mehboob Alam as CEO are declared illegal and void ab initio for not having obtained approval of the competent authority and are revoked immediately,” the statement added.Proof
All 6 language academies of Delhi have worked towards the development and upliftment of all minority communities in Delhi, conducting awareness campaigns, language excellence prize distribution ceremonies and hiring of teachers in their specific languages. These are Bhojpuri, Urdu, Hindi, Sanskrit, Sindhi and Punjabi.
Seven Waqf properties have been identified for potential development under a scheme for development of urban Waqf properties, with loan assistance from NAWADCO.
A Wakf Property located at a prime location at Hailey Road, near Connaught Palace, New Delhi has recently been vacated by the encroacher. Possession has been taken back by the Delhi Wakf Board (DWB). The DWB plans to establish its office in this Wakf property as the present premises are insufficient.
The Delhi government has laid an emphasis on Punjabi language teaching at the school level, by providing teachers and text books. The Punjabi Academy has provided 505 teachers to schools run by the Delhi government, NDMC and MCD.
The Urdu Academy has provided 102 full-time teachers in Urdu schools from primary to senior secondary level wherever required as a temporary arrangement, in order to supplement the efforts of the Delhi government.
In compliance of the orders of the Hon'ble Supreme Court, de-limitation of 46 Delhi Sikh Gurudwara wards was completed in 2015, post which bifurcation of electoral rolls was undertaken. The Directorate of Gurudwara election has also amended Rule 4 of the DSGMC Rules, 1973 in order to make it possible to prepare photo electoral roles of the voters to avoid impersonation. The work of printing photo-electoral rolls in three languages has been awarded to an agency post an e-tender process.